Majka joins UAE Team Emirates as 'wing-man' for Pogacar

Giro d'Italia 2020 - 103th Edition - 15th stage Base Area Rivolto (Frecce Tricolori) - Piancavallo 185 km - 18/10/2020 - - photo Roberto Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2020
Majka on Sunday's summit finish at the Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Rafal Majka has signed a two-year contract with UAE Team Emirates, where he will form part of the support unit being built around Tour de France winner Tadej Pogačar. 

The 31-year-old Polish climber is currently sixth overall at the Giro d'Italia but, after leading Bora-Hansgrohe's Grand Tour ambitions for the past four years, appears set to move into more of a domestique role.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.