Tour of California 2017: Rafal Majka wins stage 2 and takes the leader’s

Tour of California 2017: Rafal Majka wins stage 2 and takes the leader’s jersey from Kittel

Rafal Majka


Pole Rafal Majka was able to win stage two of Tour of California the other day by fighting strong among other champions. He left behind New Zealand’s George Bennett finishing the hilly stage faster than anyone else and earned the yellow jersey.


He finally took the leader’s jersey from Marcel Kittel who won stage one of Tour of California. Majka and Bennet were clearly the superior ones during the second stage forming occasional breakaways along the hilly route.


Even though Kittel is one of the most favorable competitors to win the 583-mile, seven-day race, it seems Majka and Bennet are also strongly aiming for the big prize.


The today’s stage


In the today’s stage three, the race continues with a ride from Pismo Beach and ends in Morro Bay. It is a 119.6-mile ride that also includes a 6,400 feet of elevation gain.


This is the first time that Amgen Tour of California is staged as part of World Tour! That is why, this 12th edition of this tour aimed to attract more and more famous and top international cycling names especially from the European countries.


This year, the Tour of California is being held in the same period of time as the Giro d’Italia. That is why, unfortunately, California’s tour has not been able to attract the names it was hoping to. This also due to the fact 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of Giro d’Italia.  The Tour of California ends in Pasadena on May 20.


Posted on Categories Cycling, News & StoriesTags , , , , , , , , ,
Would you like to write with us? got some interesting stories and experiences you would like to share? please email them to [email protected]

  Team Sky’s leader, Chris Froome is officially the winner of Velo d’Or for being the best cyclist of this season succeeding his biggest rival; Peter Sagan, who’s the three-time world champion. Froome was awarded his trophy on Tuesday while the 2018’s Tour de France route was being presented.   Congratulations @chrisfroome:…


  UAE Team Emirates has officially confirmed the arrival of Fabio Aru from Astana on a three–year contract. The Italian rider will start performing for UAE Team Emirates in 2018. Even though Aru’s arrival has been widely expected, it wasn’t until yesterday morning when the transfer was made public.  …


  This year, once again, the Ironman World Championship showcased its true potential and magic features in making every elite triathlete put this international competition into his/her bucket list.   In both, women’s and men’s races we all witnessed some record-setting skills and victories that will forever stick to our…

elliptical vs treadmill

  Both, treadmill and elliptical machine can provide effective cardio training. If you’re looking to purchase a machine but you’re not sure whether the treadmill or elliptical machine will do the work more efficiently, then, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.   Even though these machines are both cardio-oriented and…


Race Calendars