Polish commentators lose it as they watch Michal Kwiatkowski take the rainbow jersey

As their compatriot rolled towards world championship victory with a furious sprint breaking out behind him, these Polish commentators went just a little bit crazy.

Former Polish champion Michal Kwiatkowski took the win after breaking away on the last climb of the final lap on the 18.2km circuit at the Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain.

Such is their excitement at watching Kwiatkowski become the first Polish world champion, the commentators begin chanting in unison (at around 8.40) before it all breaks down into a lot of name shouting. The closest you might get to a British equivalent would be if you managed to get two Carlton Kirby-s together to commentate on the same sprint finish.

Eurosport’s David Harmon did almost explode as Mark Cavendish took the world championship win in 2011, but managed to stay in enough control as to avoid any kind of name chanting, all while Sean Kelly was able to sound no more excited than usual next to him.

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  • rsales

    And just who is that rider coming up behind?! Because that looks like Roche! That looks like Stephen Roche! It’s Stephen Roche!!

  • wojtek1425

    You forgot Jaskula

  • Tadhg O Reilly

    Best I can remember is the commentary when Danny Hart won the mtb world cup, not as good as this though

  • Kamil Jan Fielek

    yes, all Poles who love cycling are going mad this year, all the way since the first victory of Majka in tdf, I ask myself no more wins but they come one after another, Majka twice Niemiec, Kwiatkowski, not to mention Paterski in Tour of Norway who delivered Kwiato yesterday onto the podium

  • Roger

    Oh come on. They were excited because their mate was winning rainbow jersey for the first time in polish cycling history. By the way two of them are not professional commentators but former pro cyclists (Dariusz Baranowski and Cezary Zamana) so comparing them to Carlton Kirby is just ridiculous.

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