Michal Kwiatkowski: I was thinking about last year when I crossed the line
Mar 05 2017 02:11 am CET

Michal Kwiatkowski: I was thinking about last year when I crossed the line
Michal Kwiatkowski: I was thinking about last year when I crossed the line
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MICHAL KWIATKOWSKI
STRADE BIANCHE

With his victory at the 2017 Strade Bianchi, Michal Kwiatkowski could take some weight off his shoulders after a difficult 2016.

Last season was very difficult for the Team Sky rider because of some stomach problems, infections and back injuries that kept him from taking part in big races, and it's a relief for him to be having a better year so far.

"I was thinking about last year when I crossed the line, and I feel so satisfied. The team has put big trust in to me and all the hard work I've done in preparation for this season has paid off," said the rider. "It's the second victory at Strade Bianche in my career - it's just amazing. Coming into the final stages alone was an incredible feeling."

Kwiatkowski launched a solo attack and created a gap that he could maintain until the end. "We started to play a game after the Sante Marie section. I didn't feel so good there, but the cooperation wasn't so strong among the group, so I thought the best thing was to go at my own pace.

"I didn't think they'd cooperate well behind me and I could choose my own pace, my own tempo, and go to the finish. I'm so happy that it worked out," he added.
Photo of Michal Kwiatkowski by Team Sky





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