Prof. since: 2007
Style of rider: All-rounder
Hobbies: Music, Kitchen, Economy
Favourite race: Ronde Van Vlaanderen, Paris-Roubaix
Twitter name: @golasmichal
In 2012, Goly — as his teammates affectionately call him — captured the first victory of his career by winning the Polish national championship. It was an important success for the 28-year-old Pole, who recently became a father of a daugher, named Helena. Last season Michal was also the first Polish rider in history to wear the climber's jersey in the Giro d'Italia. In addition to being a solid rider, Michal is also a businessman and runs a bicycle shop in his native city, Torun. He loves traditional Polish cooking and anything Italian. In 2013 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
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.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Andrew Fenn was the top finisher for the team at the 8km Ster ZLM Toer - GP Jan van Heeswijk prologue on Wednesday, finishing 5th with a time of 9'46".