Phillipe Gilbert Claims His Fourth Amstel Gold Race Victory

Valkenburg, Netherlands, April 16, 2017 (AFP) - Philippe Gilbert continued his fine start to the season by winning the prestigious Amstel Gold Race for the fourth time on Sunday -- and then made short work of a celebratory beer on the podium. At the end of a punishing 260km course that included 35 climbs, Belgian Gilbert outsprinted 2015 winner Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland in a tactical … [Read more...]

2014 World Champion Kwiatkowski Joins Sky For 2016

Richmond, United States, Sept 27, 2015 (AFP) - Poland's Michal Kwiatkowski, last year's world road race champion, will move from Etixx-Quick Step to Team Sky for the 2016 season, the British outfit announced on Sunday. Confirmation of the signing -- which has long been a badly-kept secret in the peloton -- came just hours before Kwiatkowski began the defense of his crown in the … [Read more...]

Kwiatkowski In Everyone’s Sights At Fleche Wallonne Ardennes

By Barnaby CHESTERMAN Waremme, Belgium, April 21, 2015 (AFP) - World champion Michal Kwiatkowski will be a marked man when the 205.5km Fleche Wallonne Ardennes Classic race gets underway on Wednesday. The 24-year-old Pole comes into the race off the back of a sensational victory at Sunday's Amstel Gold race. Not since Philippe Gilbert in 2011 has anyone managed to triumph in … [Read more...]

Cimolai Takes Stage 5, Kwiatkowski Retains Lead At Paris-Nice

Rasteau, France, March 13, 2015 (AFP) - Davide Cimolai of Italy won the fifth stage of the Paris-Nice, the so-called "Race to the Sun", on Friday, leaving Frenchman Bryan Coquard in his wake in a sprint finish. World champion Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland retained the leader's yellow jersey, two days from the finish on the French Riviera. Belgium's Thomas De Gendt led a heroic … [Read more...]

World Champion Michal Kwiatkowski Take Paris-Nice Prologue

Maurepas, France, March 8, 2015 (AFP) - World champion Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland won the prologue of the Paris-Nice race, a 6.7 kilometre time trial in Maurepas, south-west of Paris, on Sunday. Riding in his first Paris-Nice, the so-called "race to the sun", Kwiatkowski timed 7min 40sec, to finish ahead of world hour record holder Rohan Dennis of Australia, who was credited with the … [Read more...]