Majka's early season Giro d'Italia form stopped in its tracks

Bora-Hansgrohe’s Rafal Majka at the 2020 UAE Tour
Bora-Hansgrohe’s Rafal Majka at the 2020 UAE Tour (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Bora-Hansgrohe's Rafal Majka – who finished third at the 2015 Vuelta a España and fifth at the 2016 Giro d'Italia – says that he'd been in great form during his approach to this year's now-postponed Giro, and that he'll now need to set new targets thanks to the enforced break due to the coronavirus crisis.

"The Giro was my big goal for the first half of the season," said Majka on his team's website at the weekend, with the Giro having been set to start on May 9. "My entire preparation was focused on that and, after an altitude training camp, I would have gone to the Tour of the Alps [originally scheduled for April 20-24].

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