Kwiatkowski determined to return to Tour de France in 2020

Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Ineos)
Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Ineos) (Image credit: Getty Images)

A little over half-way through 2019, when he opted to skip his home race at the the Tour de Pologne, Michał Kwiatkowski (Team Ineos) put out a bleakly-worded communique saying his season "had not been what [he] dreamed of." 

In a year that concluded with no wins for the Pole, for the first time since 2011, and with a below-par ride in the Tour de France, it was easy to understand why the former World Champion was none too enthusiastic about 2019.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.