Three more years for Michal Kwiatkowski at Team Sky
Aug 08 2017 01:22 pm CET

Three more years for Michal Kwiatkowski at Team Sky
Three more years for Michal Kwiatkowski at Team Sky
Photo of Michal Kwiatkowski © Mary Cárdenas /

Michal Kwiatkowski has extended his contract with Team Sky. The rider is staying at the British formation for three more years.

Amid a very successful season in which he has won Milan-San Remo, Strade Bianche and the Clasica San Sebastian, the rider has decided that Sky is the best place for him to continue developing and getting victories.

"I'm really happy that I have the opportunity to re-sign for the next three years," he said. "I've had great support from the team for the past two seasons - both last year, when I had a really difficult season, and this year, which has been great."

"I've only been here for one and a half years, but it feels like far longer. That's what I need - to feel supported, like part of a family, otherwise it can be difficult. I'm really happy to be a part of the Team Sky family. I'm looking forward to the future with Team Sky because I believe it's the best team for my abilities and I truly believe I can win lots more races in the future here."

Apart from getting his own victories, in 2017 Kwiatkowski was instrumental in Chris Froome's fourth win at the Tour de France. "So far it has been the season of my career and I'm happy that it's not over yet," commented the Pole. "It's been amazing. I've found my spot in the team, have won some really big races, and performed well at the Tour de France, which I was aiming for."

After his astounding performance in the French Grand Tour, many critics have suggested that the rider should try to win a big race himself, but he is not in a hurry. "Some people would like to put me in a box and say I should go in this direction, or that direction, but I truly believe it's all about being patient and doing things step-by-step," he explained.

"If I continue to work on my climbing and time trialling, if I can perform well in one-week stage races like Paris-Nice and the Dauphine, and if there are signs that I could perform well in a Grand Tour, then yes, I will take that chance. I think I am in the best place to do that."




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