The two prominent Polish riders Michal Kwiatkowski and Michal Golas will be riding with the team for the next 2 seasons (2012-2013).
The two athletes have already been major players on the pro circuit for a few years, and they’ve proven their abilities in the recent past.
21-year-old Kwiatkowski has been standing out as an all-round rider, with good skills as time trialist. His successes in the junior categories include a memorable Junior World Champion Title in 2008, the European Road Champion Title in 2007 and the Time-trial Title in 2008. In 2011 the Polish rider took third place in the GC Driedaagse Van de Panne-Koksijde and in the Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen.
27-year-old Golas, who’s been riding pro since 2007, has shown remarkable skills as an all around rider and team player, contributing to the successes of several of his team mates.
“The arrival of these two young Polish riders contributes to the team’s current project of internationalisation for the near future,” said Patrick Lefevere. “They are two interesting, young guys in whom we want to invest for the future of the team. In addition, Poland is an important country and it’s growing in terms of cycling culture and passion, as shown by the ever improving quality of the Tour de Pologne.”