Kwiatkowski leads much-needed two-up victory for Ineos Grenadiers at Tour de France

Stage winner Team Ineos rider Polands Michal Kwiatkowski celebrates on the podium after winning the 18th stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 168 km between Meribel and La Roche sur Foron on September 17 2020 Photo by STEPHANE MAHE POOL AFP Photo by STEPHANE MAHEPOOLAFP via Getty Images
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Michal Kwiatkowski and Richard Carapaz provided Ineos Grenadiers with a much-needed morale boost in the Tour de France thanks to their extremely rare 'two-up' stage 18 win for a single team in cycling’s biggest race.

The former world champion and Milan-San Remo winner Kwiatkowski claimed his first Grand Tour stage win ahead of Carapaz, in what was Ineos Grenadiers’ first Tour stage victory since Geraint Thomas in 2018.

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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.