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Michal Kwiatkowski extends Team Sky contract

Joe Robinson
8 Aug 2017

After a stand-out year, Michal Kwiatkowski extends his Team Sky contract by three years

Team Sky have confirmed that former World Champion Michal Kwiatkowski has extended his contract by three years taking him through to 2020.

This long contract extension is result of a career-defining season in which the Pole has taken Milano-Sanremo, Strade Bianche and Clasica San Sebastien already.

The 27-year old was also pivotal in the success of Chris Froome at last month's Tour de France. On route to his fourth Tour victory, Froome cited the work of Kwiatkowski as indispensable in his route to overall victory.

With the opportunity to race for himself in the world's biggest one-day race, Kwiatkowski believes Team Sky best suit his attributes.

'I'm really happy that I have the opportunity to re-sign for the next three years. I’ve had great support from the team for the past two seasons - both last year, when I had a really difficult season, and this year, which has been great.' he told the Team Sky website

'I’m looking forward to the future with Team Sky because I believe it’s the best team for my abilities and I truly believe I can win lots more races in the future here.'

Team leader and Tour winner Chris Froome has been full of praise for Kwiatkowski and will certainly be smiling at the announcement of this contract extension.

'Kwiato has had a brilliant year. He's obviously had some great wins himself, but to me his performance in the Tour de France epitomised everything about him and what he brings to Team Sky.' said Froome.

'He's the definition of an all-round rider and we're lucky to have him.'

The ability of this former World Champion is often heralded by many, with some tipping him to be the only current rider able to win all five monument races. Kwiatkowski has been able to produce results in both the Ardenne classics as well as the cobbled classics.

Entering the final part of his season, Kwiatkowski will race the Tour of Britain before targeting success at the World Championships in Norway and the Tour of Lombardy.