Michal Kwiatkowski signs for Team Sky

Polish rider signed from Etixx-Quick-Step for 2016 season

Michal Kwiatkowski Signs For Team Sky

Michal Kwiatkowski wins the 2015 Amstel Gold Race (Watson)

In a busy week for Team Sky1, the team have announced the signing of Polish rider Michal Kwiatkowski2 from Etixx Quick-Step. The 25-year-old Pole is the current road race world champion3, at least until later today, when he will defend his title in Richmond, Virginia. Kwiatkowski is the seventh signing announced by Team Sky so far this year. Earlier this week, Spaniards Mikel Landa4 and Be at Intxuasti5 joined the British team from Astana and Movistar, respectively, and Danny Van Poppel6 arrived from Trek Factory Racing.

Team Sky has also signed British riders Alex Peters and Tao Geogahen Hart7, the latter as a stagiare, as well as Michal Golas and Gianni Moscon. The Pole s palmar s include overall wins at Strade Bianchi8 and Amstel Gold Race9, as well as stage wins at the Tour of Britain, Paris-Nice, Tour of Romandie and Tirreno-Adriatico.


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Sky team principal David Brailsford said: Michal has performed fantastically well over the past couple of years. We have been following his career for a long time.

We have attempted to sign him on two previous occasions and weren t going to miss out this time around.

Team Sky can help him progress and develop both his one-day racing and stage racing.

Kwiatkowski said: Sir Dave Brailsford believes in my ability, which gives me great confidence for next season.

The team s marginal gains philosophy really fits my approach to cycling and I have great respect for what this team has achieved in such a short time.

References

  1. ^ Team Sky (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  2. ^ Michal Kwiatkowski (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  3. ^ Michal Kwiatkowski wins elite men s road world title (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  4. ^ Team Sky confirm Mikel Landa signing (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  5. ^ Be at Intxausti signs for Team Sky from Movistar (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  6. ^ Team Sky sign Danny Van Poppel from Trek Factory Racing (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  7. ^ Two new Brits sign for Team Sky (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  8. ^ Kwiatkowski solos to Strade Bianche win (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  9. ^ Michal Kwiatkowski wins Amstel Gold Race (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)

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