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Michał Paluta

Birthdate 04.10.1995
Height & weight 174 cm | 65 KG
Speciality All-rounder
Country Poland

Michał Paluta is the current Polish National Champion, conquering the elite field in 2019 after already winning the U23 title in 2015 and 2016.

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Michał Paluta

Michał Paluta is the current Polish National Champion, conquering the elite field in 2019 after already winning the U23 title in 2015 and 2016. In 2017, the 24-year old showed his potential, finishing eighth in U23 Road Race the UCI World Championships in Bergen.

Paluta’s grandfather, who owned a bicycle store in Strzelce Krajeń, gave him his love of cycling before PE teachers introduced Michał to the Cycling School Leagues and Michał was just 12 years old when he joined LKS POM Strzelce Krajeńskie.

Paluta prefers Classic and one-day races as well as short stage races and he feels at his best when race on undulating or hilly terrain. Paluta began his story in cycling in cross-country and until now, he still sometimes participates in such races. He likes the riding style of Greg Van Avermaet, Philippe Gilbert and Zdenek Stybar.

I knew I wanted to be a professional cyclist when…

I knew I wanted to become a professional cyclist after spending years in a local cycling club. Even though I wasn’t a really successful rider, I liked the fact that I had to work hard. I also enjoyed the cycling lifestyle and the fact that I had races at weekends.

My greatest racing memory is…

Polish Nationals in 2019 and the joy and happiness I felt when I crossed the finish line as the winner. I was able to hug my fiance, my family, teammates and staff.

The race I dream of winning is…

I’d like to win the World Championships as I dream of racing in the rainbow jersey. I’d like also win Amstel Gold Race.

If I wasn’t a professional cyclist, I would be…

A pilot

 

 

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