Kwiato takes historic Strade Bianche win
Michal Kwiatkowski claimed Team Sky’s 250th win with a stunning solo victory at Strade Bianche. The team’s fifth victory of 2017 is the 250th in its illustrious history and it was sealed in magical style, as Kwiatkowski dominated in Italy, proving that he’s back to his very best.
The 26 year old - who also won the race in 2014 - looked strong from the start and chose the perfect moment to attack on a gruelling wet day in Tuscany, pushing clear of his rivals with 14 kilometres to go.
It looked to be a brave move at the time but it paid dividends, as the Pole quickly forged a significant 30-second gap that never closed.
Greg van Avermaet (BMC) and Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) battled hard behind but couldn’t get close to Kwiatkowski, and the pair had to settle with second and third respectively in Siena’s famous Piazza del Campo after a spectacular 175km.
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