No, entertaining rider one way, one hell of a boring rider the other way..Durden93 said:Kinda torn on Majka. Part of me feels he could win a GT, but my logical side thinks stage hunting and minor stage races is the way to go. Entertaining rider either way.
Bot. Sky_Bot said:Yesterday's interview with Majka:
- I was 100 % prepared for TdF;
- After TdP I took a rest;
- Now I'm not so confident about my shape;
- I still remember my Tdf crash and I'm afraid of descents;
- First week of Vuelta says me if I can challenge GC or should focus on stage wins..........
Agree. Usually the break need at least three minutes with 12kms of mountain climbing to go, but Rafal is an incredible diesel climber. He was super strong.Red Rick said:Very impressive. Majka is definitely the best mountain stage hunter in the world right now. He's won stages from breakaways that nobody thought would survive. Now he needs that Giro stage.
Yes, at Xorret it was just bad tactics.mikii4567 said:Yep, a great win after that solo ride up the Pandera. Personally I thought he showed his class more on Pla d'Adet, where a) he destroyed the KOM classification and b) he had to attack more often after not getting into the main breakaway. I think that for him GT GC could be the way to go, but someone must tell him to set a hard tempo and wear others out rather than try and jump. Had he done that at Xorret de Catí, I'm pretty sure he could've easily dropped Alaphilippe and won there, too
This much. I never felt he is good enough for the top tier GC-wise but with few enough top tier conteders, shape of his life and some Nibali-like voodoo it is not unconceivable that he could pull off a big one. And frankly he should when Aru won but he was scared shitless back then and probably unable to dig as deep into the red as Aru did.hayneplane said:Normally I would suggest he is not quite elite enough in any individual department to win a grand tour but Aru has won one so it cant be unrealistic for Majka to match that if things fall into place.
I'm not defaulting on this until he is like 35 although you're obviously right, this year he couldn't lose George Bennett or Alaphilippe, with all due respect to both, and his previous attacks were always halfarsed, like he himself realized he went too far out of his zone to sustain them.Majka does nto ahve the tenacity of Aru nor the ability to attack....Majka will not win a GT
He is better and more entertaining riding for stages and mountain jerseys
Mind you I also dont think
will win Grand Tours