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

Paris-Nice - Prologue

Michal Kwiatkowski wins Paris-Nice prologue

Michal Kwiatkowski (Etixx-Quick-Step) moved into an early race lead at the 2015 Paris-Nice, winning Sunday’s prologue narrowly ahead of Australian Rohan Dennis (BMC). Having started an hour-and-a-half ahead of the Polish…

The peloton kicks up the dust as it winds it's way through Tuscany

Watch: The best finishes at Strade Bianche (videos)

The Strade Bianche’s history may be short, but it is a race which regularly creates some great early-season Classics racing. The landscape and scenery of the Tuscany region lend themselves…

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Can you beat Kwiatkowski’s Strava times?

The recently crowned rainbow jersey Michal Kwiatkowski – the first Polish rider to wear the coveted stripes – lit up September’s Tour of Britain. A stage win, two days in the…

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

Polish commentators go mad over Kwiatkowski win (video)

As their compatriot rolled towards world championship victory with a furious sprint breaking out behind him, these Polish commentators went just a little bit crazy. Former Polish champion Michal Kwiatkowski…

Michal Kwiatkowski worlds podium

Kwiatkowski says his worlds win won’t change him

Michal Kwiatkowski will have the honour of wearing the rainbow stripes throughout the 2015 season, but the 24-year-old Pole has said he wants to remain the grounded person he is…