After Tour de Pologne victory, Michal Kwiatkowski leads Team Sky at Vuelta a España
Aug 22 2018 03:52 pm CET

After Tour de Pologne victory, Michal Kwiatkowski leads Team Sky at Vuelta a España
After Tour de Pologne victory, Michal Kwiatkowski leads Team Sky at Vuelta a España
Photo of Michal Kwiatkowski © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

Team Sky has announced its roster for the upcoming Vuelta a España. The British team will take a strong formation that mixes experience and youth.

Michal Kwiatkowski goes to the Spanish grand tour in a top shape after winning the Tour de Pologne. "Vuelta selection is another important step in my career," he commented. "I’ve never raced two Grand Tours in one season, so I am intrigued to see how my body will react to that challenge. But I don’t feel any pressure – just excitement before a new experience.

"It’s been a busy summer for me. Just six days after the Tour de France I started in the Tour of Poland and was able to stay in top shape, winning my home race. This year I’m trying to finish the season with a slightly different approach. I think that staying in a racing rhythm might just suit me."

Next to the Polish rider will be the young talent, David de la Cruz. "It’s so exciting. The Vuelta has been my big goal of the season. I’ve worked really hard in the months following the Giro d’Italia and finally it’s time," he said. "I felt really comfortable during Vuelta a Burgos and feel really at home in the team. Everyone was working perfectly together there and I’m really looking forward to La Vuelta. It’s my home race and it’s going to be special to do it with Team Sky."

Teo Geoghegan Hart will also be part of the roster after showing his potential in the first part of the season. "I am really excited to be lining up for my first Grand Tour," the rider explained. "It is something I have been building towards since I first started with Team Sky, and in many ways for years prior to turning pro. I am really looking forward to doing the lap of Spain with such a strong squad, and trying to learn as much as I can along the way."

Team Sky's complete roster for the Vuelta a España (25th of August-16th of September):

Jonathan Castroviejo
Salvatore Puccio
Tao Geoghegan Hart
Pavel Sivakov
Sergio Henao
David de la Cruz
Michal Kwiatkowski
Dylan van Baarle




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