Kwiatkowski rues lack of success after fighting hard at Flèche Wallonne

Michal Kwiatkowski on the start line at Fleche Wallonne

Standing with his soigneur a few yards after the finish line in Flèche Wallonne , amongst all the hustle and bustle, Michal Kwiatkowski ( Team Sky ) struck a strangely solitary figure as he downed an energy drink and caught his breath. The Polish star had been one of the strongest and most aggressive racers of the Belgian Classic, but 57th place on the line and more than seven minutes down, the rewards were scant, and his frustration at the finish was palpable. Kwiatkowski has a good if not great series of results in Flèche Wallonne, with a third, fifth and seventh on his palmares on the Mur de Huy. And at the start in Seraing, he had been clear that if he or any other rider wanted to beat Valverde, there would be little point in taking him all the way to the line. Sure enough, it was Kwiatkowski's ...

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