- 5. | Polish National Time Trial Championships – time trial classification
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As a specialist on the cobbles, Lukasz Wiśniowski is one of the key riders for the spring classics, which he proved by finishing second at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in 2018, fifth and eighth at Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne in 2016 and 2018 respectively, and claimed second overall in 2016 at Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen, which featured a short prologue. In 2013, Wiśniowski recorded a double at the U23 Polish National Championships, winning both the road race and the individual time trial.
In his first season in the elite category he won the Belgian one-day event, Kattekoers, the General Classification at Circuit des Ardennes International, and a stage of the Tour de Normandie. All those results helped Wiśniowski turn professional with a UCI WorldTour team in 2015, a year in which he stepped onto the podium at Ronde van Zeeland Seaports.
I knew I wanted to be a professional cyclist when…
I think I was 12 years old. I was in 6th grade when I discovered the Tour de France. At the time I was training at the local club, Jurand Ciechanów. My parents signed me up when I was 10, after I’d had tried out swimming and tennis. I stuck with cycling since I quickly got my first wins.
My greatest racing memory is…
When I finished 2nd in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and when Michał Kwiatkowski won Milan-San Remo after great teamwork.