Having switch teams from Etixx-QuickStep to Team Sky for 2016, the exciting polish rider has had to switch bikes from a Specialized S-Works Tarmac. The change is not too drastic however, as both teams use Shimano Dura Ace groupsets.
Naturally the bike is fitted with full Di2 and Michal Kwiatkowski has a standard 53-39 chainset with a versatile 11-28 cassette at the rear. Wheels are Dura Ace C50 tubulars fitted with Continental Competition 25mm Tubulars.
These are the same tyres available for the public to buy, and are different to the Competition Pro Ltd tubular we see on many pro bikes. The difference is that the Pro Limited contains a latex inner tube. Michal Kwiatkowski’s frame is a size 53cm with his saddle height 73cm.
The total weight including power meter was 7.20kg, comfortably over the UCI limit of 6.8kgs. The aluminium cockpit is provided by Pro and features a 120mm stem. The bars are compact and Kwiato hasn’t opted for additional sprint or climbing shifters. There is also a K-Edge mount for a Garmin headunit.
Power measurement is a prototype Stages meter on the non driveside crank that we first saw being tested at last years Tour de France and the saddle of choice is a carbon railed Fizik Antares VS, with quite a lot of lay back.
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Kwiatkowski’s bike has few frills and signs of customization, with only the name sticker alluding to the bikes owner. Having often been in the mix, the 25 year old Pole is still looking for a win in a monument. Team Sky are hoping that Kwiatkowski’s unquestionable talent will deliver a big one day race win in 2016.
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Oliver Bridgewood - no, Doctor Oliver Bridgewood - is a PhD Chemist who discovered a love of cycling. He enjoys racing time trials, hill climbs, road races and criteriums. During his time at Cycling Weekly, he worked predominantly within the tech team, also utilising his science background to produce insightful fitness articles, before moving to an entirely video-focused role heading up the Cycling Weekly YouTube channel, where his feature-length documentary 'Project 49' was his crowning glory.
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