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"I'm going to have more of a freehand. There will be some races where I'll need to work for my teammates, like the Tour but I'll have more freedom." 

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05.11.2016 @ 13:31 Posted by Joseph Doherty

2017 may bring a new team for Rafal Majka, but the bronze medallist in the Olympic Road Race has the same targets as 2016: the Giro’s GC and more Tour de France success.

 

"I need to prepare really well if I do the Giro next year and the Tour. I think the objective will again be the Giro. The parcours is harder than in 2016 but I hope for good weather and that my preparation goes well. I'll need some help from my team and we've got climbs like the Stelvio in there, for example, so support will be important. It's going to be a hard season," he told Cyclingnews.

 

For Majka, Bora-hansgrohe presents an opportunity to be top dog with Leopold Konig, whereas at Tinkoff, he was always behind Alberto Contador in the pecking order. The 27 year old Polish Road Race Champion says his new team will give him more freedom.

 

"I've a lot of teammates moving there and I think I'm also going to have more of a freehand. There will of course be some races where I'll need to work for my teammates, like the Tour de France but in the rest of the season I'll have more freedom in some races. I'll need to prepare really well and things will be different compared to Tinkoff."

 

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