Prof. since: 2007
Style of rider: Allrounder
Hobbies: Music, Kitchen, Economy
Favourite race: Ronde Van Vlaanderen
Personal website: -
Twitter name: @golasmichal
Michal, or just Goly, as everyone calls him, is one of the most important men on OPQS, standing out for his human qualities as well as his indisputable talents on the bike. In 2013 Goly was one of Mark Cavendish’s most valuable teammates in his victorious Giro sprints, performing a hidden but absolutely critical role. But Michal is also a courageous rider who is often on the attack, and he is the first Pole in history to wear the climber’s jersey at the Giro. Goly lives with his family in Torun (the other Polish rider on the team, Michal Kwiatkowski, comes from the same city). In addition to being a solid rider, Michal is also a businessman and runs a bicycle shop in his native city. He loves traditional Polish cooking and anything Italian. In 2014 Goly will once again be a valuable support player on the team.
National road Championship
2008: Cycle Collstrop
2009: Amica Chips - Knauff (till 31-07)
2009: Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team (from 01-08)
2010: Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
2011: Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team
2012: Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team
2013: Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team was well represented in the top finishers at 194.5km Classic Sud-Ardèche on Saturday. After a grueling parcours that included 11 climbs, the race looked to come back together with 3km to go and the gap at 5 seconds for the breakaway.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Michal Golas waited for the right moment to launch his sprint as he made a select group of about 15 riders in the final kilometers of 177.1km Tour of Britain Stage 5 on Thursday.
The final, 176.2km Stage of Ster ZLM Toer - GP Jan van Heeswijk was decided by a breakaway with just a 10 second advantage going into the final kilometer on Sunday.