KOM Jersey Tactics Help Rafal Majka At Tour de France

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN SAINT-LARY-SOULAN, France, July 23, 2014 (AFP) - Rafal Majka won his second stage of the 2014 Tour de France on Wednesday and also extended his lead in the King of the Mountains standings. And the 24-year-old Pole revealed that it was his team manager Bjarne Riis's tactical nous that helped him both win the tough 124.5km Pyrenean stage and hold onto the … [Read more...]

Rafal Majka Gives Tinkoff Cheer As Nibali Gains More Time

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN RISOUL, France, July 19, 2014 (AFP) - Rafal Majka made up for the disappointment of finishing second on Friday by winning Saturday's 14th stage of the Tour de France as Vincenzo Nibali continued to distance his rivals. Pole Majka broke away from an 11-strong escape group on the final first category climb to Risoul and managed to hold off a charging Nibali … [Read more...]

Saxo Looking To Young Pole For Giro Spark

PARIS, April 27, 2013 (AFP) - The Saxo team are hoping highly-thought-of young Polish rider Rafal Majka will finish in the top 15 in the Giro d'Italia which gets underway next Saturday in Naples. Saxo, one of three teams to announce their line-ups on Saturday, expect great things of their 23-year-old rider, who will be a serious contender for the best young rider title. "Even if he … [Read more...]

Roberts Re-Opens Account With Saxo Bank-Sungard

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PARIS, Feb 24, 2011 - Former Olympic track champion Luke Roberts has re-signed with Saxo Bank-SunGard, the Danish cycling outfit announced on Thursday. The 34-year-old Roberts, who won team pursuit gold at the Athens Games in 2004, has signed a one-year deal with the team he rode for in 2005-2007. Team owner and manager Bjarne Riis, who also announced the signing of Polish talent Rafal … [Read more...]