Łukasz Wiśniowski Targets Classics Development with Continuum Sports19. September 2018, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Road Team
After a breakthrough performance at the opening weekend of the 2018 spring classics, Łukasz Wiśniowski is set to continue his classics development when he joins Continuum Sports in 2019.
Wiśniowski turned professional four years ago, during which time he made his Grand Tour debut at the Giro d’Italia in 2016 and has six Monument participations to his name.
General Manager Jim Ochowicz acknowledged the 26-year-old’s future as a classics rider and his opportunity to learn from some of the best riders in the sport.
“Łukasz Wiśniowski has emerged as one of the up-and-coming Polish talents so we are excited to welcome him to Continuum Sports in 2019. After a strong performance at the Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen in 2016, Łukasz’ breakthrough results came earlier in the year when he was second at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and backed that up with eighth place the following day at Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne. With Greg Van Avermaet as our team caption, Łukasz will have the opportunity to learn from Greg and play a key role in the classics team next season,” Ochowicz explained.
“Łukasz will gain more experience in the Grand Tours and have his own opportunities at stage races throughout the season. At 26-years-old, Łukasz has a long career ahead of him so we are looking forward to helping him to reach his potential in the coming years with Continuum Sports.”
Wiśniowski joins the growing number of Polish riders to sign with Continuum Sports in 2019, to coincide with Polish shoe and bag manufacturer CCC taking over the title sponsorship from BMC Switzerland.
“I am really happy to join Continuum Sports next year. It is a team with strong riders and of course, I am especially looking forward to the spring classics as it is a big focus for the team. It will be really nice to race with CCC as the new Polish title sponsor and with the Polish riders in the team,” Wiśniowski said.
“Greg Van Avermaet will be our leader for the classics so I want to support him as much as possible and help the team to have some nice results during the season. After the classics, I am excited to do a Grand Tour next year and fight for a stage victory.”
In keeping with team policy, no other details of the contract were released.