Rafal Majka, the 25 year old polish professional cyclist who rides for the Tinkoff-Saxo team has said that there is a lot that he has to learn from the current leader of his team, 32 year old Spanish professional cyclist, Alberto Contador.
Majka’s name is among the list of the team’s riders who are likely to become team leader after Alberto Contador retires. Contador has already indicated that he is likely to retire in 2016.
The previous year was a successful one for Majka. He became the overall winner in 2014 Tour De Pologne. He also secured six victories. Majka became the winner of two stages in Tour de France and also became the winner of Polka dot Jersey which is given to the rider who becomes the winner of mountain classification in Tour de France.
This will be Rafael Majka’s fifth season as a professional cyclist but still he says that there is still a lot for him to learn. Majka considers Contador to be a good teammate and he further added that he thinks that he needs to learn a lot from Contador about being a successful professional cyclist.
Majka became the winner of the seventh place in the overall winner category in the 2013 edition of Giro d’Italia. He also managed to win the second place in the best young rider category in that race. Last year in the month of May, Majka won the sixth place in the overall winner category in Giro d’Italia. Majka was not completely willing to be in the Tinkoff-Saxo team which would compete in Tour de France last year but in spite of that he became the winner of two stages in that race and even managed to win Polka dot Jersey. In summer last year he became the winner of Tour de Pologne. The last season can be regarded as the most successful one yet for Majka.