Kwiatkowski savours Tour de Pologne victory after courageous final defence

Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky)

History turned full circle for Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) at the Tour de Pologne after the Pole managed to secure overall success on the same finish where he lost the race six years ago. In 2012, Kwiatkowski lost to Italy’s Moreno Moser in Bukowina, eventually finishing second overall place. This time despite a dangerous late attack by Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott), the Pole limited any time loss, finishing sixth at the line and so kept the leader’s yellow jersey by 14 seconds. It was a narrow margin, but enough of a gap to seal the Team Sky rider's first ever victory in his country’s biggest stage race, which also came with two stage wins at Szczyrk, where he took the lead, and Bielsko-Biala. The Tour de Pologne is Kwiatkowski’s second WorldTour stage race win after taking Tirreno-Adriatico this spring. His success and his form bodes well for his upcoming participation in ...

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