Michal Kwiatkowski determined to take all possible bonus seconds in Paris-Nice
Mar 13 2019 04:13 am CET

Michal Kwiatkowski determined to take all possible bonus seconds in Paris-Nice
Michal Kwiatkowski determined to take all possible bonus seconds in Paris-Nice
Photo of Michal Kwiatkowski by Team Sky

Team Sky's Michal Kwiatkowski has been working hard in Paris-Nice to take as many bonus seconds as possible. The team has also made sure that Egan Bernal applies the same tactic.

The British team has been doing an outstanding job in the French race by staying at the front to avoid being caught in the back in the echelons and attacking to take as many bonus seconds as possible. Luke Rowe has shown to be an essential part of the roster by leading the way and the Polish champion has been resolute in taking every possible bonus.

"When there’s a chance to gain some time on GC by not expending too much energy, we are always up for it," said Kwiatkowski. "There was plenty of chances to take bonus seconds in the sprints - there weren’t too many GC riders fighting for it. If you think about 14 seconds it’s a huge amount. Think about trying to be 14 seconds faster in a time trial, for instance, that could mean winning the whole GC.

"I’m really thankful to the whole team that we really stayed out of trouble for these first three days. It was really hectic and having riders like Luke at your side takes a bit of pressure off your shoulders. It’s so much easier to ride in the bunch. I’m really happy to see Egan performing so well in the wind too. Sharing leadership with him is amazing. We’re looking forward to the next few days because we came here looking to win this race."




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