Omega-Pharma Quick-Step Put Fleche Faith In Michal Kwiatkowski

BASTOGNE, Belgium, April 22, 2014 (AFP) - Omega-Pharma Quick-Step have put their faith in Poland's Michal Kwiatkowski for Wednesday's Fleche Wallonne race. Kwiatkowski finished fifth in the 199.5km race last year and matched that position at Sunday's Amstel Gold Race. Having ended the Cobbled Classics on a high with Niki Terpstra's victory at Paris-Roubaix, Omega-Pharma have made … [Read more...]

Peter Sagan All Power To Claim Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 3

ROME, March 14, 2014 (AFP) - Slovakian Peter Sagan produced a late burst of power to claim victory in the third stage of Tirreno-Adriatico, with Michal Kwiatkowski taking the overall lead from Mark Cavenish on Friday. Sagan, of the Cannondale team, finished several bike lengths ahe ad of Kwiatkowski and Australian Simon Clarke on a slightly uphill finish in Arezzo after 210 km of racing … [Read more...]

Michal Kwiatkowski Wins Strade Bianche With Solo Effort

08-Mar-2014: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Michal Kwiatkowski waited for the perfect moment at the Italian Classic, 197km Strade Bianche, on Saturday. Peter Sagan (Cannondale ProCycling) launched an impressive attack with less than 23km to go, but with five OPQS riders well positioned in a lead group and Kwiatkowski feeling strong, he bridged to the attacking Slovak rider. Matteo … [Read more...]

Michal Kwiatkowski Wins The Tour of Algarve

LISBON, Feb 23, 2014 (AFP) - Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland held off Spain;s two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador to win the Tour of Algarve after Briton's Mark Cavendish claimed Sunday's fifth and final stage. Cavendish, who races for the same Omega Pharma team as does Kwiatkowski, prevailed in a dash for the line at the end of the 155.8 kilometre closing ride from Tavira to … [Read more...]

An Unforgettable Day for Omega Pharma-Quick Step Cycling

23-Feb-2014: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team had much to celebrate on Sunday, from Oman to Algarve. OPQS won a third stage out of five thanks to Mark Cavendish outsprinting the field in 155.8km Volta ao Algarve Stage Five. OPQS controlled the race all day, working hard on the front to bring back the breakaway with 15km to go and putting the Manx Missile in ideal position on the right … [Read more...]

Volta ao Algarve Stage 3 ITT Changes Little

21-Feb-2014: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Michal Kwiatkowski won by an overwhelming margin in the 13.6km Volta ao Algarve Stage 3 ITT on Friday. Kwiatkowski won by 11 seconds over Adriano Malori (Movistar Team) and was 13 seconds faster than teammate and UCI World TT Champion Tony Martin. Kwiatkowski was three seconds faster than Martin at the intermediate point, and averaged … [Read more...]

Volta ao Algarve Stage 2 Won By Decisive Attack

20-Feb-2014: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Michal Kwiatkowski earned his second victory of the season on Thursday, attacking with about 5km to go on the final climb of 196km Volta ao Algarve Stage 2 and giving all he had to hold off a chasing field. Kwiatkowski had as much as 12" of an advantage with just 2km to go, and won by 6" over UCI World Road Champion Rui Costa … [Read more...]

Martin and Kwiatkowski Go 1-2 At Volta Algrave

MARTIN WINS STAGE BY MORE THAN A MINUTE 17-Feb-2013: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team riders Tony Martin and Michal Kwiatkowski had 28" and 19" to close on the GC in the final 34.8km Stage 4 Volta ao Algarve Time Trial on Sunday, which might have been too much time for many riders. However, this was not the case for the UCI World TT Champion Martin, and the young, strong Polish rider … [Read more...]

Kwiatkowski, Vermote Go 1-2 at Driedaagse Van West-Vlaanderen

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Michal Kwiatkowski set a blazing time of 08'00"on Friday, winning the 7km prologue time trial of Driedaagse Van West-Vlaanderen. He bested his teammate Julien Vermote's also impressive time of 08'04". "It's the best day of my life," Kwiatkowski said. "I didn't expect to win today. I knew that I had the legs for a good result, maybe top five or top three, but not the victory. I'm over the moon. … [Read more...]

Michal Kwiatkowski and Michal Golas Join Team Quick Step

Two new young talents in international cycling will be joining Quick-Step Cycling Team starting next season. The two prominent Polish riders Michal Kwiatkowski and Michal Golas will be riding with the team for the next 2 seasons (2012-2013). The two athletes have already been major players on the pro circuit for a few years, and they’ve proven their abilities in the recent … [Read more...]