International Cycling

Majka takes Poland victory

2014-08-09 19:39
Rafal Majka (Gallo Images)

Krakow - Young Polish star Rafal Majka wrapped up overall victory at the Tour of Poland following Saturday's 25km time trial around Krakow, won by Belgian Kristof Vandewalle.

The 24-year-old Majka took an 18 second lead over Benat Intxausti and 22 seconds ahead of Jon Izaguirre, both Spaniards riding for Movistar, into the seventh and final stage.

Although Izaguirre finished 14 seconds ahead of Majka, the Pole did enough to hold on, finishing 13th in the time trial at 43 seconds off the winner.

Izaguirre finished second overall at 8 seconds while Intxausti dropped to third at 22 seconds.

Majka continued his fine form this year having finished sixth overall at May's Giro d'Italia and won two mountain stages at last month's Tour de France.

Last year's winner Pieter Weening had a disappointing race, ending 37th overall at 10:52.

STAGE RESULTS

1. Kristof Vandewalle (Belgium / Trek) 29:18"
2. Adriano Malori (Italy / Movistar) +3"
3. Steven Cummings (Britain / BMC Racing) +10"
4. Steve Morabito (Switzerland / BMC Racing) +20"
5. Gorka Izagirre (Spain / Movistar) +22"
6. Dario Cataldo (Italy / Team Sky) +28"
7. Jon Izagirre (Spain / Movistar) +29"
8. Bob Jungels (Luxembourg / Trek) +34"
9. Michael Matthews (Australia / Orica) +38"
10. Christophe Riblon (France / AG2R)
11. Mateusz Taciak (Poland / CCC) +39"
12. Rafal Majka (Poland / Tinkoff - Saxo) +43"
13. Benat Intxausti (Spain / Movistar) +47"
14. Artem Ovechkin (Russia / RusVelo) +46"
15. Nikias Arndt (Germany / Giant) +48"
16. Anton Vorobev (Russia / Katusha) +52"
17. Thomas De Gendt (Belgium / Omega Pharma - Quick-Step) +53"
18. Cameron Meyer (Australia / Orica) +54"
19. Timofey Kritskiy (Russia / RusVelo) +55"
20. Andrey Amador (Costa Rica / Movistar) +56"

OVERALL STANDINGS

1. Rafal Majka (Poland / Tinkoff - Saxo) 30:16:18"
2. Jon Izagirre (Spain / Movistar) +8"
3. Benat Intxausti (Spain / Movistar) +22"
4. Christophe Riblon (France / AG2R) +34"
5. Przemyslaw Niemiec (Poland / Lampre) +1:20"
6. Andrey Amador (Costa Rica / Movistar) +1:21"
7. Philip Deignan (Ireland / Team Sky) +1:24"
8. Robert Gesink (Netherlands / Belkin) +1:41"
9. Dominik Nerz (Germany / BMC Racing) +1:42"
10. Petr Vakoc (Czech Republic / OPQ) +1:49"

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