New Team Sky recruit says there isn’t any pressure on him to bring a Monument win right away, but he will put pressure on himself to win one Michal Kwiatkowski (Photo: Twitter/@michalkwiatek) Three Tour de France titles in their first six years isn’t a bad return for Team Sky , but the lack of one-day Monument wins on their palmares is notable.
To combat that, Sky and manager Sir Dave Brailsford went out and got the most prized free-agent on the market this winter – former world champion Michal Kwiatkowski .
The Pole starts his season at Challenge Mallorca at the end of January and enters the Volta ao Algarve as a likely team leader before embarking on a run of one-day races. While the Ardennes are a goal, Kwiatkowski will also be racing a cobbled Monument, in the form of the Tour of Flanders.
“My first personal ambitions are the Classics,” he told Biciciclismo . “[Going] back to the Amstel Gold race, where I won last year in the rainbow jersey, and Liege [-Bastogne-Liege], where I was third in 2014. Also, I’ll be back to Milan-San Remo and the Tour of Flanders.”
On winning Sky’s first Monument, he said: “There is no […]