- 1. | World Championships in Omnium – general classification
- 1. | Dookoła Mazowsza – stage 1, 2, 3
- 1. | Dookoła Mazowsza – general classification
- 3. | Rund um Koln – general classification
Young sprint sensation, Szymon Sajnok is the current world champion in omnium, winning the elite title at just 20 years old. The rainbow jersey was a good omen coming into the 2018 road season, as he dominated Dookoła Mazowsza by taking three stages as well as the overall and points jerseys. Sajnok also sprinted to 2nd place in one of the stages at Tour de l’Avenir.
2nd place in Memoriał Romana Siemińskiego, 3rd in Rund um Koln and 5th in the last stage of WorldTour race, Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey and 9th in Sparkassen Münsterland Giro rounded out his successful season. Sajnok combines top notch sprint skills with more than solid time trialing. He is the silver medalists from the 2017 U23 Polish National Championships, gold medalist in the junior category from 2015 and winner of the Tour de Kumano’s prologue.
I knew I wanted to be a professional cyclist when…
After graduating from middle school I went to sports high school. I started achieving some good results and it was a fulfilling feeling.
My greatest racing memory is…
Every time when I get to talk to Polish riders in international races it’s special. One moment that stands out comes from the Presidential Tour of Turkey, which was a farewell race for Przemysław Niemiec. After the last stage we could celebrate with him as he moved on to cycling retirement. I also enjoyed Junior Paris-Roubaix.
The race I dream of winning is…
I would love to take a solo win in Paris-Roubaix. I’m always impressed with the atmosphere there and fans. It also ends on a track.
If I wasn’t a professional cyclist, I would be…
I think I would go to the military, preferably to Operational-Maneuver Response Group.