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Etixx-QuickStep look to continue winning ways in Flèche Wallonne

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Michał Kwiatkowski (Etixx-QuickStep)

Michał Kwiatkowski (Etixx-QuickStep)
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Michał Kwiatkowski (Etixx-QuickStep) wins Amstel Gold Race 2015

Michał Kwiatkowski (Etixx-QuickStep) wins Amstel Gold Race 2015
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The peloton in the Fleche Wallonne

The peloton in the Fleche Wallonne
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The Fleche Wallonne bunch hits the Mur de Huy

The Fleche Wallonne bunch hits the Mur de Huy
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Etixx-Quickstep)

Michal Kwiatkowski (Etixx-Quickstep)
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Michal Kwiatkowski crashed coming off the Poggio.

Michal Kwiatkowski crashed coming off the Poggio.
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Confidence is high in the Etixx-QuickStep camp after Michal Kwiatkowski resoundingly broke the Belgian team's run of second places in the Classics. The Polish rider claimed his first victory in the rainbow stripes at Amstel Gold last weekend and will now lead the team into battle at Flèche Wallonne on Wednesday.

Kwiatkowski claimed his first Classics podium at the race last year, before going on to secure another top three placing at Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Despite this, Kwiatkowski told reporters ahead of his ride at Amstel that the mid-week race was his least favourite of the Ardennes, with its finish favouring the punchier riders. The team are still confident that the world champion can deliver the result on Wednesday.