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Tour of Britain: Kwiatkowski loses yellow after miscalculation

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Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) in yellow at the Tour of Britain.

Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) in yellow at the Tour of Britain. (Image credit: Rob Lampard)
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) in the leader's yellow jersey

Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) in the leader's yellow jersey (Image credit: Rob Lampard)
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Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) at the Tour of Britain.

Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) at the Tour of Britain. (Image credit: Rob Lampard)

It should have been a straightforward day in the saddle for Michal Kwiatkowski and his Omega Pharma-QuickStep team on stage 6 of the Tour of Britain. Instead, the race leader saw his yellow jersey ripped from his shoulders by Alex Dowsett (Movistar) after the team failed to reel in the break of the day.

Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.