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14 Apr 2013 15:28

Wow, what a complete rider he is proving to be..

5th Tirreno Adriatico. Proving to be a great climber for first time really. Epic Ronde ride proving he's very versatile.

And now finishing 5th in Amstel, ahead of many much more fancied names.

One of riders of the spring so far, if not the one in terms of coming of age.
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14 Apr 2013 15:31

He was also second in Algarve Gc, second there in a TT losing only to Martin. He is turning to be on of the most complete riders
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14 Apr 2013 15:32

Yes, this guys is really proving himself to be a great rider and showing he has a lot of talent. I foresee a bright future for him ahead.
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14 Apr 2013 15:33

sucotash wrote:He was also second in Algarve Gc, second there in a TT losing only to Martin. He is turning to be on of the most complete riders


Yep, we knew he had great TT. And we knew he was okay punchy/climber as he shown last year at Tour de Pologne.

But what's he's doing this year, especially the Tirreno and this performance, I didn't think he had it in him at all, at least at this step in his career. Amazing really.
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14 Apr 2013 15:36

I'm truly amazed.
Kid can do it all. Future GT rider as well?
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14 Apr 2013 15:38

It was Meersman in 5th today in the Amstel not Kwiatkowski or am I wrong? Anyway he is a big talent.
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14 Apr 2013 15:38

Ruudz0r wrote:It was Meersman in 5th today in the Amstel not Kwiatkowski or am I wrong? Anyway he is a big talent.


It was Kwiatkowski ;) Confirmed by OPQS and the photos of finish.
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14 Apr 2013 15:40

this guy is amazing, true all rounder

what GT will he ride this year?
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14 Apr 2013 15:41

It seems that Vuelta
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14 Apr 2013 15:46

He was actually 4th, even better.... :D
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14 Apr 2013 15:54

I'd like to be the first to congratulate him for his 2013 Tour de Pologne victory.
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15 Apr 2013 12:31

Michal signed a new 2 year contract with Omega
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15 Apr 2013 13:03

He improved his climbing while on Quick-Step. That in itself is a miracle.
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15 Apr 2013 13:53

theyoungest wrote:He improved his climbing while on Quick-Step. That in itself is a miracle.


I didn't actually think it was possible to do that.
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16 Apr 2013 11:29

@Sucotash thanks for the video.

I'm excited to see how he will do at Liege, he says himself that he likes the route and that he thinks it suits him very well.

Apart from that, which grand tour will he ride? I suppose he won't ride ride the tour when Tour of Poland takes place in the same time. He could have a free role at Giro or Vuelta and see if he could get a good gc placing, if not he could go for stages?
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16 Apr 2013 15:30

Bushman wrote:@Sucotash thanks for the video.

I'm excited to see how he will do at Liege, he says himself that he likes the route and that he thinks it suits him very well.

Apart from that, which grand tour will he ride? I suppose he won't ride ride the tour when Tour of Poland takes place in the same time. He could have a free role at Giro or Vuelta and see if he could get a good gc placing, if not he could go for stages?


Definitely Vuelta.

Not Giro obviously and he's going try win Tour de Pologne this year hence Vuelta is the GT goal.
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17 Apr 2013 05:28

Bushman wrote:@Sucotash thanks for the video.

I'm excited to see how he will do at Liege, he says himself that he likes the route and that he thinks it suits him very well.

Apart from that, which grand tour will he ride? I suppose he won't ride ride the tour when Tour of Poland takes place in the same time. He could have a free role at Giro or Vuelta and see if he could get a good gc placing, if not he could go for stages?

The tour of Poland doesn't take place at the same time as the tdf. In fact, the tdf is a perfect prep race for it ;)
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17 Apr 2013 15:04

Kwiatkowski 5th in Fleche. Wow, the guy is insane so far!
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17 Apr 2013 15:10

Valverde's main competition for LBL. :cool:
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