Michał Kwiatkowski (cyclist)
Kwiatkowski at the 2012 Tour de Pologne.
|Full name||Michał Kwiatkowski|
|Nickname||Flowerman, Kwiatek , Kwiato, Flower Power, Kwiatpolski|
2 June 1990 |
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||68 kg (150 lb; 10.7 st)|
|Current team||Omega Pharma-Quick Step|
|MG Kvis – Norda Pacific
Omega Pharma-Quick Step
|Infobox last updated on
11 July 2014
Michał Kwiatkowski (born 2 June 1990) is a Polish professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTeam Omega Pharma-Quick Step. Kwiatkowski is seen as a strong all rounder, with strong sprinting and climbing abilities, as well as being a former junior world champion time trialist.
Kwiatkowski is a double European champion (road race 2007, time trial 2008). In 2009 he became national road champion in the under-23 category. He also won a stage of the Tour de Slovaquie. He turned professional in 2010 with Caja Rural and in 2011 joined Team RadioShack, and placed third overall in the Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen, the Three Days of De Panne and the Tour du Poitou-Charentes.
Omega Pharma-Quick Step (2012–)
Kwiatkowski moved to Omega Pharma-Quick Step for the 2012 season. He impressed in his first year with the team, winning the prologue of Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen. He also finished second overall in his home race, the Tour de Pologne, and eighth overall in the Eneco Tour.
Kwiatkowski began the 2013 season in excellent form, placing second overall in the Volta ao Algarve. He then finished fourth overall in Tirreno-Adriatico, and winning the young rider classification, after proving one of the strongest climbers in the race. He finished fourth at the summit finish of Prati di Tivo to take the overall race lead from team-mate Mark Cavendish, before surrendering it the next day. Kwiatkowski then rode a strong classics campaign, placing fourth in the Amstel Gold Race and fifth in La Flèche Wallonne. In June, he won his senior National Road Race Championships for the first time.
Kwiatkowski's excellent form saw him selected to ride the Tour de France. He wore the white jersey – of young rider classification leader – in the first week after coming third on Stage 2 and fourth on Stage 3, both reduced bunch sprints. On Stage 7 he came in fourth again. On Stage 9 (a high mountain stage) he reached the podium once again. With a strong ITT he was able to regain the white jersey of the young rider classification on Stage 11, but lost the lead shortly after to Nairo Quintana. Even though he lost the white jersey, he still managed to finish 11th in his Tour debut.
- 1st European Junior Road Race Championships
- 2nd European Junior Time Trial Championships
- 1st European Junior Time Trial Championships
- 1st World Junior Time Trial Championships
- 3rd European Junior Track Championships - Points Race
- 1st National U23 Road Race Championships
- 1st Stage 2 Tour de Slovaquie
- 4th Memorial Henryka Lasaka
- 4th Gran Premio della Liberazione
- 7th Giro del Mendrisiotto
- 10th Puchar Uzdrowisk Karpackich
- 4th Overall Szlakiem Grodów Piastowskich
- 7th Overall Volta ao Alentejo
- 3rd Overall Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
- 3rd Overall Three Days of De Panne
- 3rd Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
- 6th Grand Prix de Wallonie
- 1st Prologue Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
- 2nd Overall Tour de Pologne
- 8th Overall Eneco Tour
- 1st World Team Time Trial Championships
- 1st National Road Race Championships
- 2nd National Time Trial Championships
- 2nd Overall Volta ao Algarve
- 4th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
- 4th Amstel Gold Race
- 5th La Flèche Wallonne
- 5th Grand Prix de Wallonie
- 11th Overall Tour de France
- Tour de France
- 1st National Time Trial Championships
- 1st Overall Volta ao Algarve
- 1st Stages 2 & 3 (ITT)
- 1st Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana
- 1st Strade Bianche
- 1st Prologue (ITT) Tour de Romandie
- 1st Stage 1 (TTT) Tirreno–Adriatico
- 2nd Overall Tour of the Basque Country
- 3rd La Flèche Wallonne
- 3rd Liège–Bastogne–Liège
- 5th Amstel Gold Race
- 7th Trofeo Ses Salines
Grand Tour GC Results Timeline
|Tour de France||—||11||IP|
|Vuelta a España||—||—|
WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP
Classics Results Timeline
|Year||Milan – San Remo||Gent–Wevelgem||Tour of Flanders||Paris–Roubaix||Amstel Gold Race||La Flèche Wallonne||Liège–Bastogne–Liège||Clásica de San Sebastián||Paris–Tours||Giro di Lombardia|
DNF = Did not finish; - = Did not compete
National Championships Timeline
|Year||Road race||Time trial|
- "Michal Kwiatkowski". Omega Pharma-Quick Step. Decolef. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
- Philippon, Alexandre (5 August 2011). "Omega Pharma – Quick Step recrute Golas" [Omega Pharma – Quick Step recruits Golas]. Velochrono.fr (in French) (Velochrono). Retrieved 4 January 2012. "Ce vendredi, la future équipe Omega Pharma – Quick Step a officialisé la venue de Michal Kwiatkowski pour 2012, mais aussi celle d’un autre Polonais, Michal Golas. [This Friday, the future Omega Pharma – Quick Step has formalized the arrival of Michal Kwiatkowski for 2012, but also that of another Pole, Michal Golas]"
- "Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team (OPQ) - BEL". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
- Peter Cossins (13 July 2013). "Froome crowned king of Mont Ventoux". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). Retrieved 16 October 2013.
Media related to Michał Kwiatkowski (cyclist) at Wikimedia Commons
- Michał Kwiatkowski profile at Cycling Archives