News | Tour de Pologne • July 31, 2023
Majka seals Tour of Poland stage victory on home soil
Pole now sits 2nd on GC, Almeida 3rd
Rafal Majka showed his strong form post tour de France sealing an uphill sprint victory on stage 3 of the Tour de Pologne today.
On a day which packed over 3’000 metres of elevation, Majka stuck with the main group of favourites on the final climb on the day from Wałbrzych to Duszniki-Zdrój (162.3km).
Joao Almeida also finished well up in the group in 9th spot and now sits 3rd overall behind race leader Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Victorious).
UAE Team Emirates also lead the teams classification heading into stage 4 from Strzelin to Opole (199.1km).
Majka : “I’m so happy because I won the stage. Yesterday I missed 200 metres in the finish but today I found the extra push to make the difference and take the win. We are here for GC for Joao Almeida but I also had the target of going for a stage win if the opportunity came up. Today it worked out perfectly and I’m very happy for all my team.”
Stage 3 results
1.Rafal Majka (UAE Team Emirates) 4:07:55
2.Matej Mahoric (Bahrain-Victorious) s.t
3.Michal Kwiatkowski (Ineos-Grenadiers) s.t
General Classification after Stage 3
1.Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Victorious) 13:14:56
2.Rafal Majka (UAE Team Emirates) +10’’
3.Joao Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) s.t