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He's won more with Ineos than he did with QS.
Yes but that’s because he got older and smarter (saving energy, waiting for the right moment, etc.) Form wise he certainly hasn’t been better at Ineos than when he was with QST. Strade and WC was peak Kwiatkowski and that was during his QST days.
 
Yes but that’s because he got older and smarter (saving energy, waiting for the right moment, etc.) Form wise he certainly hasn’t been better at Ineos than when he was with QST. Strade and WC was peak Kwiatkowski and that was during his QST days.
Older and smarter, saving energy and waiting for the right moment is pretty much how SKY and INEOS win races. Even with Egan's historic Tour victory he had older, more experienced team mates and team staff, plus he saved energy and waited for the right moment to take Yellow.

And older, smarter, saving energy and waiting for the right moment is also a very precise description of the way Stannard beat three Quick Step riders that very memorable day in 2015!

Many of us have come to understand and accept (and appreciate!) that racing is a little different to a Watt-bike test.
 
Rider as talented as Kwiatkowski simply shouldn't be used as a domestique. He could help his teammates when the occasion arise, but he shouldn't be forced to reach his top shape only to slave for his teammates for 3 weeks.
 
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Whether he wants to be domestique in the Grand Tours is his own choice. I am sure he does it for money. And very well earned money because he has no chance at winning a GT. Additionally he gets his chances at the one day races.
 
I'm pretty much sure he is not "forced" to, otherwise he would be long gone to another team. ;)
Not literally of course, but I'm sure that was the deal he made when he signed that fat pay check. I think it's a mistake, both from him and from Ineos, he's wasting his talent by doing that. I don't see Sagan, Van Avermaet, Alaphilippe, Valverde, Gilbert slaving for 3 weeks for anybody, and he's as good as those guys.
 
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