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180 cm
65 kg

Michal's biography

Prof. since: 2007
Victories: 2
Style of rider: Allrounder
Nickname: Goly
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. In 2014 Golas again showed his value in the team, a 2nd place stage finish at Tour of Britain, as well as Classic Sud Ardeche. But he also was an important supporter for guys like his polish teammate, the new World Champion Michal Kwiatkowski. Goly lives with his family in Torun (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 2015 Goly will once again be a valuable support player on the team.

Stats 2015

UCI Ranking:
#Wins: 1 (More info)
#Top-10 positions: 4 (More info)
Race distance covered: 11491.1 km
Days of racing: 74 days


Tour de San Luis 948.2 km 7 days
Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta 782.9 km 5 days
Paris - Nice 1136.8 km 8 days
Milano-Sanremo 293 km 1 days
Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco 844.8 km 6 days
Amstel Gold Race 258 km 1 days
La Flèche Wallonne 205.5 km 1 days
Liège - Bastogne - Liège 126.5 km 1 days
Tour de Romandie 19.2 km 1 days
Tour de Suisse 1262.6 km 9 days
National Championships Poland - Road Race 234 km 1 days
Tour de France 3360.3 km 21 days
Tour de Pologne 1076 km 7 days
Grand Prix de Wallonie 198.2 km 1 days
Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen 192 km 1 days
Primus Classic Impanis - Van Petegem 199.2 km 1 days
World Championships - Road Race 261.4 km 1 days
Giro del Piemonte 92.5 km 1 days
Total 11491.1 km 74 days

Michal's victories

2012 (1)
National road Championship

2015 (1)
Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen

Michal's previous teams

2015: Etixx - Quick Step (WT)
2014: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step (WT)
2013: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step (WT)
2012: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step (WT)
2011: Vacansoleil - DCM (WT)
2010: Vacansoleil (PCT)
2009: Aeronautica Militare-Amica Chips (CT)
2008: Cycle Collstrop (PCT)
2007: (PCT)

Michal's photos

Michal's videos

#TDF2015 Stage 4: Mechanic GoPro Video!
#TDF2015 Stage 4: Mechanic GoPro Video!
#TDF2015 Rider Selection
#TDF2015 Rider Selection
#TDF A day with Michal Golas
#TDF A day with Michal Golas

Michal's news

Etixx - Quick-Step rider Michal Golas finished 20th in an attack filled, 199.2km Primus Classic Impanis - Van Petegem on Saturday.

Etixx - Quick-Step rider Michal Golas won the 100th Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen. The Polish rider crossed the line second behind Jens Debusschere (Lotto Soudal), but the winner got relegated by the jury.

Etixx - Quick-Step rider Michal Golas was the top finisher for the team in a nervous, chaotic race decided by a breakaway group in the final kilometers on Wednesday. 

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