Tagged: Kwiatkowski

All my posts that mention or include Michal Kwiatkowski in some way.

Fleche Wallonne 2016 - Mathew Mitchell

Men and Women’s Fleche Wallone 2019 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Wednesday 24th April sees the men and women’s pelotons tackle Fleche Wallone. Unlike Amstel Gold the women’s race has a solid continuous history since the first race in 1998 and similarly to the men has had a single rider dominate the finish in recent years. Alejandro Valverde’s run of 4 wins in a row was broken in 2018 by Julian Alaphilippe. The Mur de Huy...

Rohan Dennis TT

World Championships Men’s Time Trial 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

The men’s time trial has the serious issue of the Gnadenwald climb, 2.6km at an average gradient of 10.5%. This may take this year’s time trial away from the out and out time trial specialists and more into the hands of those GC contenders that can time trial well. Other than the initial climb and Gnadenwald, the parcours is relatively flat – a final small...

2015 La Fleche Wallonne Muur de Huy

La Fleche Wallonne 2018 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

La Fleche Wallonne is the first of the Ardennes Classics, tying in with Liege Bastogne Liege taking place at the weekend. The race is filled with plenty of climbs, usually a touch longer than what we got used to in the Flanders races. Also, there are no real cobbles to speak of either. The race has finished on the final climb of the Mur de...

Tour of Flanders 2018 Photos

The final race and the highlight of my trip to Belgium this Spring – the Tour of Flanders. It’s a race I’ve never been to before but knew to expect that the sheer amount of people watching would far eclipse any of the races I’d seen so far. It didn’t disappoint, the start packed out the large central square in Antwerp and the finish packed...

Liege Bastogne Liege

Liege Bastogne Liege 2015 Preview – Tips, Contenders, Profile

Liege Bastogne Liege Profile Liege Bastogne Liege is the finale of the Spring Classics and is somewhat similar to the previous classic at Fleche Wallonne in that it has a hilly parcours with a climb at the end. The key difference however is that this climb can be won by those more punchy powerful climbers rather than lighter guys on the steeper Muy de Huy....

Paris Nice 2015 Preview

Paris Nice has been seen as a warm up for the Tour de France, a recent check of winners has the likes of Wiggins, Contador, Kelly, Anquetil, Merckx, Zoetemelk, Poulidor and Indurain on it but in modern times it can also suit those more punchy riders with a decent time trial. The Panzerwagon Tony Martin won the race in 2011 thanks to his time trialling and...