Kwiatkowski solos to Strade Bianche win

Omega Pharma's young Pole Michal Kwiatkowski rides clear of Peter Sagan to win Strade Bianche ahead of strong top ten

Michal Kwiatkowski wins the 2014 Strade Bianche

(Image credit: Watson)

Michal Kwiatkowski continued his excellent start to the season with an impressive victory in the Strade Bianche.

The young Pole arrived into the finish in Sienna with Peter Sagan after the pair broke clear together with around 23 kilometres to go. Few doubted that Sagan possessed the superior sprint, but the steep incline within the final kilometre provided Kwiatkowski with the platform to attack the Slovakian and finish a comfortable nineteen seconds ahead.

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Stephen Puddicombe is a freelance journalist for Cycling Weekly, who regularly contributes to our World Tour racing coverage with race reports, news stories, interviews and features. Outside of cycling, he also enjoys writing about film and TV - but you won't find much of that content embedded into his CW articles.