Majka dedicates Vuelta a España win to memory of father

EL BARRACO SPAIN AUGUST 29 Rafal Majka of Poland and UAE Team Emirates celebrates winning the stage on the podium ceremony after the 76th Tour of Spain 2021 Stage 15 a 1975km km stage from Navalmoral de la Mata to El Barraco lavuelta LaVuelta21 on August 29 2021 in El Barraco Spain Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images
Rafal Majka of UAE Team Emirates celebrates winning stage 15 and dedicates the victory to his father (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

A week to the day after Gianpaolo Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) claimed a long-distance solo victory in the Vuelta a España deep in southern Andalucia, another top climbing specialists, Rafal Majka (UAE Team Emirates) made an even longer  successful lone attack in the mountains of Avila.

While Caruso launched his lone move to Velefique 68 kilometres from the line, Majka sheered away from co-breakaway artist Fabio Aru (Qhuebeka-NextHash) with 87 kilometres to go from the finish town of El Barraco.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.