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10 Aug 2014 15:58

Red Rick wrote:Source for the first two?


I can remember Hamilton saying in an interview that Tinkov told his riders to do anything to win, maye this is what Big Doopie is refering to.

And didn't he announce to take the Kreuziger case to court? (Though I'm not sure if Kreuziger is accused of blood doping)
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10 Aug 2014 23:25

Christian wrote:I can remember Hamilton saying in an interview that Tinkov told his riders to do anything to win, maye this is what Big Doopie is refering to.

And didn't he announce to take the Kreuziger case to court? (Though I'm not sure if Kreuziger is accused of blood doping)


iirc he said do Tyler "do whatever you do, just don't get caught". But who knows
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11 Aug 2014 02:45

jilbiker wrote:I am baffled that Majka won the Polish race after TDF? he wasn't sitting at the back at the TDF, he won a couple. And now this? I am a fan but when I see recovery like this I think, "something does not add up". I will not rule out the Vuelta except his ITT is bad. He will probably contend and win a couple which is also baffling.


Majka did not finish any higher than 104 for 10 of the first 12 stages of the TDF. He was coasting to find form. But when AC went down Majka bided his time and jumped on Stages 13 and 14 both mountain stages that suited him and with AC out he was free to go. So there is nothing unusual about his TDF performance. Pretty predictable IMO given his climbing skills.

I think by the end of the Tour he was in pretty good form plus pretty hyped by the Polka Dot jersey to challenge in Poland in front of his countrymen. Form and motivation are two pretty big pluses.
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11 Aug 2014 07:36

Serious question, does letting go of the peloton on a flat stage actually help you find form?
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11 Aug 2014 07:42

Gung Ho Gun wrote:Serious question, does letting go of the peloton on a flat stage actually help you find form?

No, but it will help a lot with the freshness. The form he already got from racing the Giro. Same way those in best form in Pologne were those who raced the Tour.
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21 Aug 2014 10:59

They should have brought Majka to La Vuelta. He is still competitive. And if they let him ride such a masochist season and he delivers, Giro - Tour will be peanuts for him in the future. :cool:
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21 Aug 2014 14:14

Dr. Juice wrote:They should have brought Majka to La Vuelta. He is still competitive. And if they let him ride such a masochist season and he delivers, Giro - Tour will be peanuts for him in the future. :cool:


He'll do the Adam Hansen, but just winning all three of them in the same year. :rolleyes:
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21 Aug 2014 14:17

Akuryo wrote:He'll do the Adam Hansen, but just winning all three of them in the same year. :rolleyes:


That's a lot of winking needed done ;)
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14 Jul 2015 21:53

What is going on with Majka?
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14 Jul 2015 21:55

Something must have gone wrong on the rest day for the whole team(s). If he was as good as last year, he should've been able to pace Contador all the way to the line instead of dropping early.
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14 Jul 2015 22:43

he was not as bad as his result makes it look.

Completely gave up once he got dropped. There weren't that many rdiers left when he got dropped
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15 Jul 2015 13:08

We'll see how well he climbs today now that he is in the break. Smart move to save energy on the previous stage.
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15 Jul 2015 15:43

Looked like a million bucks going up Tourmalet. Good stage win for him. Tinkoff are probably resigned to picking up scraps now that it's blatantly obvious that they're not getting anywhere near the GC or the sprint stages.

Majka is going to be that random rider that picks up stage wins in every Tour and possibly racks up a KOM jersey every now and then, without ever challenging for the GC.
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15 Jul 2015 16:09

i hope for the sake of Majka that Saxo have a decent internal testing system.
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15 Jul 2015 19:53

great ride from majka

this kid can climb

sagan back in green
not really too bad of a stage for ts
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15 Jul 2015 21:04

JackRabbitSlims wrote:great ride from majka

this kid can climb

sagan back in green
not really too bad of a stage for ts

"This victory is for my teammates, for Ivan Basso, who is now at home, and Daniele Bennati, who crashed today," Majka said. "And also for my family, who stay close to me, and my wife, who gives me a lot of power."

That's weird, I didn't know Majka was married to Basso's sister.

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15 Jul 2015 21:10

Sky are going to seek out Majka's wife now. There are watts to be gained.
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16 Jul 2015 11:41

carton wrote:
JackRabbitSlims wrote:great ride from majka

this kid can climb

sagan back in green
not really too bad of a stage for ts

"This victory is for my teammates, for Ivan Basso, who is now at home, and Daniele Bennati, who crashed today," Majka said. "And also for my family, who stay close to me, and my wife, who gives me a lot of power."

That's weird, I didn't know Majka was married to Basso's sister.

I'll get my coat.


Ain't Elisa married to Eddy Mazzoleni?
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Majka

11 Feb 2018 17:04

Rafał Majka took testosterone?
Italian media write about doping accusations in Altopack. There are also disturbing reports against Rafał Majka. "When he was being trained by Frediani, he took testosterone," admitted team manager Andrea Del Nista.
http://sportowefakty.wp.pl/kolarstwo/737234/niepokojace-wiesci-la-gazzetta-dello-sport-rafal-majka-przyjmowal-testosteron
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Re: Majka

11 Feb 2018 17:15

Paweł Gadzała

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La Gazzetta's report on Lucca/Altopack investigation is based on prosecutor's office files & concentrates on pressuring espoirs into doping. Rafal Majka's name appears in context of testosterone use & dodgy DS Frediani who is implicated in the whole thing.
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