Michal Kwiatkowski: 'I needed to perform well...I'm not a machine'

The former world champion says he didn't necessarily need to win Strade Bianche on Saturday, but demanded a good performance from himself

Michal Kwiatkowski goes solo to win 2017 Strade Bianche.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Team Sky's Michal Kwiatkowski, looking back on last season's difficulties, welcomed his powerful solo Strade Bianche victory over Tuscany's muddy gravel roads.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.