Rafal Majka to start season in Vuelta a San Juan with Tour de France in mind
Dec 29 2017 03:14 pm CET

Rafal Majka to start season in Vuelta a San Juan with Tour de France in mind
Rafal Majka to start season in Vuelta a San Juan with Tour de France in mind
Photo of Rafal Majka by the A.S.O.

Bora-Hansgrohe's Rafal Majka will start his 2018 season at the Vuelta a San Juan. The Polish rider will begin his second season in the German team at the South American race.

"I like Argentina and its people," said the rider. "Races like the Tour de San Luis and the Vuelta a San Juan are a good opportunity to escape the European winter and enjoy the warmer weather of Argentina. It is very nice to ride in the warmth when my country Poland is all covered in snow."

Majka, who has won the Tour de Pologne, the Tour of Slovenia and three stages of the Tour de France thinks he will not be in the race to win it but to have a good start of the season. "It will be too soon to be in form, even though that doesn't mean that I won't give my all because I'm a professional sportsman that always gives everything," he explained.

"If I could get the victory it would of course be welcomed, but it isn't my main objective even though I can see that the race has an interesting course and a great participation."

The complete 2018 calendar for the rider isn't decided but he already knows which will be the main objective of the year. "We are still deciding on the calendar, but the Tour de France will again be my main goal," Majka commented. "I think to try for the podium is a realistic objective and the rest of the calendar will be decided based on the global goals of the team and the sponsors, adapting the races to the objective of arriving in the best form to the Tour."




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