Helmets Off: Rafal Majka

Poland’s rising star Rafal Majka (Tinkoff-Saxo) won two stages at this year’s Tour de France: one in the Alps and one in the Pyrenees. The 24-year=old mountain goat is making his Tour debut– he was a last minute decision to join Alberto Contador’s team after Roman Kreuziger was temporarily suspended. And as luck would have it, he’s been the most successful member of the team so far and could end up in the top ten. On Stage 14, he earned his first professional victory after going solo on the final climb to Risoul. Four days later, he soloed to victory on the mountaintop of Pla d’Adet.

Bryn Lennon:Getty Images Europe)The face of pain at winning stage 14 at the Tour de France. Rafal Majka won stage 17 four days later. Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images Europe.

PIC367923677Wearing the best young rider jersey during several stages of the 2013 Giro d’Italia. Photo by Sirotti.

tour de pologne 2013Finishing fourth overall in the 2013 Tour de Pologne. Photo by Reuters.

Andrzej LangePhoto by Andrzej Lange.

foto super expressIn October, he will marry his 23-year-old girlfriend Magda Smith. Photo by Super Express.

 

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