Majka’s Tour de France in doubt after stage 9 crash

Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) will decide on Tuesday whether he will continue in the Tour de France as he assesses his recovery from his crash on stage 9 to Chambery. The Pole lost more than 36 minutes and all hopes of a high overall finish after he crashed heavily on the descent of the Col de la Biche, in the same incident that brought an end to the Tour of Geraint Thomas (Sky).

Majka had begun the day in 10th place overall, 1:01 down on Chris Froome (Sky), but his race took on a different guise after climbing the Col de la Biche. Although Majka remounted relatively quickly, his injuries meant that he was severely hampered on the hors categories climbs of the Grand Colombier and Mont du Chat which followed.

Majka made it to the finish in the company of his fellow countryman Michal Kwiatkowski (Sky), some 36:21 down on stage winner Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac), and

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