Michal Kwiatkowski


Nationality: Polish
Date of birth: June 2, 1990
Height: 176cm
Weight: 68kg
Team: Omega-Pharma Quickstep
Twitter: @michalkwiatek

Newly crowned world champion Michal Kwiatkowski is leading the resurgence of Polish riders as the nation enjoys a stunning 2014 season. Along with Rafal Majka, Kwiatkowski has landed a handful of big wins this year. But the young Pole who won the world title so well in Ponferrada has performed consistently in a variety of races.

11th in his debut Tour de France in 2013, Kwiatkowski went on to better things in 2015 with a more focused program. Attacking the spring classics he won Strade Bianche by riding away from Peter Sagan before placing top five in all three of the Ardennes classics.

Wins in shorter stage races, prologues and even sprints have cemented his leaders status in the Omega Pharma-QuickStep team that isn’t exactly short on winners.

Major results: 2014 UCI road world championship | Strade Bianche

Michael Kwiatkowski wins the men's road race at the 2014 World Road Championships

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Michal Kwiatkowski worlds podium

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Ditchling Beacon, Tour of Britain 2014, stage seven

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