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Rafal Majka discussion thread

16 May 2013 18:36

Since he's holding his own pretty good in the Giro so far, and since he derails the Contador quite frequently, I think he deserves his own thread. I might change the title when people agree about a nickname:D

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16 May 2013 18:42

I think Majka will make a huge jump in the coming mountain stages. He's even a serious podium candidate for me
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16 May 2013 18:42

In before LaFlo...

Above all it's great to see him finally ride as leader in the Giro after his unfortunate injury last year... A definite Saxo-Tinkoff fan favourite since he joined, and (fingers crossed) with luck and hard work a future GC star of the team.
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16 May 2013 18:43

I like him. Bjarne will make him a serious gt contender in the coming years
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16 May 2013 18:48

I always said he was overrated.

He proved me wrong. :o His performance on Tuesday was better i think than anything even his biggest believers could have predicted.

Poland can get a pretty awessome team for worlds with Kwiatkowski some sort of an ardennes specialist now, Majka flying away from Scarponi on mtfs and niemiec casually pulling the very same scarponi and of course has a top 4 from Lombardy a few years back.
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The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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16 May 2013 18:49

In his first GT as a GC rider, I think it would be great if he didn't collapse in the 3rd week
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16 May 2013 18:55

I think he wont have the consistency yet. He might have trouble with 2 mountainstages in a row.
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16 May 2013 18:59

Man... bee is very cut cut for a real cyclist like Majka... come on.. he deserve some thing more Hard like him!

What does he atack? the flowers?? come on hehehehe
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16 May 2013 19:00

So far so good, but He has to achieve more than just a good day though..
His job for Contador last year was impeccable- the talent is there to glow on his own. best wishes to him :)
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16 May 2013 19:01

This performance by Majka in Il Giro was a surprise for me, I thought Betancur would get the maglia bianca easily but now will be a epic battle between this two till the end.
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16 May 2013 19:04

roundabout and hugo koblet were the first to praise him i think. iirc
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16 May 2013 19:04

I don´t see why he should have problems in the last week, he was one of the best doms for AC in last years Vuelta, also in the last week, it was Majkas work on the first and second climb to Fuentes De that blew up Katusha.

He haven´t had that many race days so far, and the team says one of his forces is his endurance over 3 weeks, though he is a bit sensitive to sickness and injuries, but its getting better.

I think he will surprise a lot of people in the last week, its obvious the team are saving his energy to tackle the next mountain stages, especially in the last week.
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16 May 2013 19:06

If it wasn't for his injury last year I think he would've top-10'ed there. This year between 5th and 8th. (Better competition this year than last year)
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16 May 2013 19:13

Zam_Olyas wrote:roundabout and hugo koblet were the first to praise him i think. iirc


Earliest praise i remember was hrotha when he came top 20 in that vuelta stage


ThirdWorld wrote:Man... bee is very cut cut for a real cyclist like Majka... come on.. he deserve some thing more Hard like him!

What does he atack? the flowers?? come on hehehehe


Whats all these hatred for bees? they embody organization, discipline, hard work and sacrifice.
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The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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16 May 2013 19:15

The Hitch wrote:I always said he was overrated.

He proved me wrong. :o His performance on Tuesday was better i think than anything even his biggest believers could have predicted.

Poland can get a pretty awessome team for worlds with Kwiatkowski some sort of an ardennes specialist now, Majka flying away from Scarponi on mtfs and niemiec casually pulling the very same scarponi and of course has a top 4 from Lombardy a few years back.


+ Huzarski (2nd behind Purito in last year giro hilly stage in Asissi), Marczynski great Vuelta last year now injury problems, also other guys to help like Szmyd, Golas, Rutkiewicz Bodnar on the flat.


We have good riders, good results but one thing is missing wins :(
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16 May 2013 19:23

The Hitch wrote:Earliest praise i remember was hrotha when he came top 20 in that vuelta stage




Whats all these hatred for bees? they embody organization, discipline, hard work and sacrifice.


Yea, could very well be.
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16 May 2013 19:30

The Hitch wrote:Earliest praise i remember was hrotha when he came top 20 in that vuelta stage




Whats all these hatred for bees? they embody organization, discipline, hard work and sacrifice.


The bee cyclist, where is not flying out there when everyone is needing help is making wax.

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16 May 2013 19:34

The Hitch wrote:Earliest praise i remember was hrotha when he came top 20 in that vuelta stage




Whats all these hatred for bees? they embody organization, discipline, hard work and sacrifice.


Hitch, a bee can only attack once and when he does, he kills himself, that's not a good characteristic for a cyclist:(
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16 May 2013 19:37

Red Rick wrote:Hitch, a bee can only attack once and when he does, he kills himself, that's not a good characteristic for a cyclist:(


Aye, but you wouldn't mess with a swarm of killer bees!!
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16 May 2013 20:21

Rafal is my new favorite cyclist
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