Michal Kwiatkowski looks ahead after Amstel Gold Race disappointment

"He will be there again to fight with the biggest riders" says Omega Pharma-QuickStep sports director Tom Steels

Michal Kwiatkowski, Amstel Gold Race 2014

(Image credit: Gregor Brown)

Michal Kwiatkowski was disappointed with fifth place at Amstel Gold Race on Sunday, but the Omega Pharma-QuickStep team remain firmly optimistic about the rest of his season. The 23-year-old rising talent has already won Strade Bianche and two stages and the overall in the Tour of the Algarve this year so far.

Tom Steels, former rider turned Omega Pharma sports director, comforted the Polish talent after the 251.4-kilometre race through The Netherlands' south. Afterwards, he stepped off the bus to the sounds of the race announcer's voice bouncing off the other buses and down from the finishing straight.

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