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Tinkoff-Saxo boss hoping Majka can make podium
Cyclingnews caught up with Tinkoff-Saxo team owner Oleg Tinkov on the third rest day of the Giro d'Italia, and the Russian was feeling quite pleased with the performance of his young rising star Rafal Majka.
The Polish rider is currently in the best young rider's jersey, and sitting in third overall with high hopes for a podium finish.
Tinkov said the Giro d'Italia is still open, but he is confident Majka can keep a high placing. "He's very good. He's a cool, young boy. The Giro is still open. I think Quintana is going to do a big move tomorrow [stage 16], Uran is still super strong, and has lots of experience."
Rest days of Grand Tours are also a prime time for team owners and managers to start seeking out riders for the coming years, and Tinkov has made no secret of his desire to sign Cannondale sprinter Peter Sagan.
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