Michal Kwiatkowski: It's going to be difficult to top 2017 success

The former world champion says he'll return to the cobbles during his spring campaign

Michal Kwiatkowski at the 2017 Tour de France (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Michal Kwiatkowski enjoyed his most successful year as a professional rider in 2017 with Team Sky, but says he'll do everything to try and top it despite admitting that it'll be a 'difficult' challenge.

The Pole had a storming spring campaign last year, claiming victory in Strade Bianche before winning his first Monument at Milan-San Remo. He followed that up with podiums in the Ardennes; second place behind Philippe Gilbert at the Amstel Gold Race and third behind Alejandro Valverde and Dan Martin at Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).