Power meter analysis: Kwiatkowski's World Champs win

We analyse Michal Kwiatkowski's power data from his solo breakaway victory at the 2014 Road World Championships

Michael Kwiatkowski wins the men's road race at the 2014 World Road Championships. Photo: Graham Watson

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Words by Andrew Hamilton

After more than six hours in the saddle in the World Championship Road Race 2014, Poland’s Michal Kwiatkowski stormed to victory after launching a daring attack in the final kilometres, first bridging the gap to the lead group then breaking away from that group in a solo effort for the finish. With a total distance of 254kms and 4,200m of climbing, the 14-lap course was hugely challenging for all of the riders. However, a closer look at Kwiatkowski’s Quark power meter data (courtesy of Omega Pharma – Quick-Step) reveals just how superb his feat was.

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