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Solo masterclass by Majka in Spain

29 August 2021
Impresa solitaria di Majka in Spagna

The Polish climber from UAE Team Emirates successfully completed a solitary escape.

UAE Team Emirates’s Sunday of glory began with Rafal Majka’s winning ride under the sun in the 15th stage of the Vuelta España.

The Polish climber successfully completed a solitary escape that started 90 km from the finish line of the stage between Navalmoral de la Mata to El Barraco. Majka attacked and went clear in the company of Fabio Aru, before escaping solo, managing his energy and his resistance to the heat in the best possible way to be able to keep the main chasers at a distance, with the nearest being Steven Kruijswijk, who reached the finish line 1m27 ” min behind.

Good performance also for David De La Cruz: the Spaniard completed the race in the group of the main men of the classification, taking home 9th place of the day and maintaining the 15th position in the general classification.

Majka: “To go in the break, the important thing is to have good legs but, sometimes, these are not always enough to stay away. Today I tried from the start to attack, with the fixed idea of ​​winning the stage in mind, in order to dedicate the success to my father, my two children and UAE Team Emirates, a really great team. I am very happy, it is nice to be able to celebrate after a bad start to the season, and to be able to dedicate it to my dad who passed away just 3 months ago”.

Majka conquers a fantastic victory atop on his Colnago bike equipped with Campagnolo Super Record EPS electronic groupset and with Campagnolo Bora Ultra WTO full carbon wheels.


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