Katarzyna Niewiadoma

Katarzyna "Kasia" Niewiadoma (born 29 September 1994) is a Polish racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Women's WorldTeam Canyon–SRAM.[5] Among her wins are the Amstel Gold Race, the Trofeo Alfredo Binda and the stage race The Women's Tour. She is a national champion in both the road race and time trial events.

Katarzyna Niewiadoma
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Niewiadoma at the 2018 Flèche Wallonne
Personal information
Full nameKatarzyna Niewiadoma
NicknameKasia
Born (1994-09-29) 29 September 1994 (age 26)
Limanowa, Poland
Team information
Current teamCanyon–SRAM
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClimbing specialist[1]
Amateur teams
2009–2012WLKS Krakus BBC Czaja
2013TKK Pacific Toruń
Professional teams
2013Rabobank–Liv Giant (stagiaire)
2014–2017Rabo–Liv
2018–Canyon–SRAM[2][3]
Major wins
Stage races
Emakumeen Euskal Bira (2015)
Grand Prix Elsy Jacobs (2016)
Giro del Trentino Alto Adige-Südtirol (2016)
The Women's Tour (2017)

One day races

Amstel Gold Race (2019)
National Road Race Championships (2016)
National Time Trial Championships (2016)
European Under-23 Road Race Championships (2015)[4]
Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio (2018)

Early yearsEdit

Niewiadoma started racing bikes with local club WLKS Krakus BBC Czaja and soon emerged as one of the most promising women riders in Poland. In 2013, she won two national Under-23 champion titles, finishing 4th in both the elite time-trial and elite road race. She also finished 5th in European Road Championships in the women's Under-23 road race.

Following these performances, she received an offer from professional team Rabobank–Liv Giant and became a stagiaire in August 2013. She participated in the Boels Ladies Tour, finishing 10th overall and winning the young rider classification. Niewiadoma was also selected for the UCI Road World Championships but she did not finish the elite women's race.[6]

Professional careerEdit

2014Edit

Niewiadoma signed a one-year contract with Rabo–Liv in October 2013 and made her debut in professional ranks in February 2014. She took her first victory four months later, winning the Swiss race GP Gippingen. Preparing for Giro d'Italia Femminile, Niewiadoma participated in the Polish National Championships, taking bronze in the elite women's time trial and finishing 8th in the road race. Her climbing abilities proved to be an asset for the Rabo–Liv team, as she worked for the final victory of Marianne Vos on the mountain stages in Italian Alps. She finished 11th overall and 3rd in the young riders classification, marking a successful debut in the biggest race of the elite women's calendar in her first year as a professional.

Niewiadoma then went on to take her first podium spot in a stage race. Together with Anna van der Breggen and Vos she dominated racing during the 1st edition of Ladies Tour of Norway and placed 3rd, winning the best young rider classification and the best climber standings. In September, she signed a two-year contract extension with the Rabo–Liv team and concluded preparations for the World Championships with a start in the Premondiale Giro della Toscana, placing 8th overall. On a hilly route in Ponferrada she led the Polish team in the women's elite road race, coming to the finish in 11th place after a sprint from the selected group.[7]

2015Edit

 
Niewiadoma talking with Lizzie Armitstead before La Flèche Wallonne in 2016.

In her second year as a professional Niewiadoma shone as one of the best young riders in the peloton, giving Poland results it had never had in women's cycling. She once again demonstrated her climbing abilities with 6th place in the inaugural edition of Strade Bianche Donne and 5th in the prestigious World Cup race La Flèche Wallonne Féminine. She also took a podium spot in the Dutch race Boels Rental Hills Classic, finishing behind Lizzie Armitstead and Emma Johansson. In June she won Emakumeen Euskal Bira, a five-day stage race in the Basque Country, and won silver in the elite women's road race at the European Games.

Despite being only 21, Niewiadoma started the season's biggest race – the Giro Rosa – as one of Rabo–Liv's leaders. She quickly assumed the lead of the young rider classification and held on to the top places on the mountain stages. She then clocked the fifth-fastest time on the demanding route of stage 8, a 21.7-kilometre (13.5-mile) time trial, and climbed up to 4th overall with just one mountaintop finish to go. The long climb to San Domenico di Varzo proved decisive and Niewiadoma crossed the line in 7th, finishing 5th overall, winning the white jersey for best young rider and celebrating Anna van der Breggen's overall success. With those results under her belt Niewiadoma led the Polish national team at the European Road Championships in Tartu and took gold in the women's under-23 road race, bridging to the leading group on the last lap and claiming the sprint ahead of Italy's Ilaria Sanguineti and fellow Rabo–Liv rider Thalita de Jong. She concluded the season at the World Championships in Richmond, being a part of a Rabo–Liv squad that secured bronze in the team time trial event. She also led the Polish team in the elite women's road race and sprinted to 7th place.

Major resultsEdit

2011
Klomnice
1st Road race
9th Time trial
UEC European Junior Road Championships
8th Road race
10th Time trial
2012
2nd Time trial, National Junior Road Championships
Klomnice
7th Time trial
8th Road race
2013
1st   National Hill Climb Championships
2nd Overall Langenloiser Radrenntage (ARBO Cup)
Klomnice
3rd Road race
3rd Time trial
National Road Championships
4th Road race
4th Time trial
4th Overall Górski Walbrzyski Wyscig Kolarski
4th Cup of Poland – Postomino (ITT)
5th Road race, UEC European Under-23 Road Championships
7th Overall Tour de Feminin – O cenu Ceského Švýcarska
10th Overall Holland Ladies Tour
1st   Young rider classification
2014
1st GP du Canton d'Argovie
1st Frauen Prolog Grand Prix Gippingen
National Road Championships
3rd Time trial
8th Road race
3rd Overall Ladies Tour of Norway
1st   Mountains classification
1st   Young rider classification
8th Overall Giro della Toscana Int. Femminile — Memorial Michela Fanini
8th Overall Holland Ladies Tour
9th Omloop van het Hageland
2015
UEC European Under-23 Road Championships
1st   Road race
5th Time trial
1st   Overall Emakumeen Euskal Bira
1st   Mountains classification
2nd   Road race, European Games
National Road Championships
2nd Time trial
4th Road race
2nd Durango-Durango Emakumeen Saria
UCI Road World Championships
3rd   Team time trial
7th Road race
3rd Holland Hills Classic
5th Overall Giro d'Italia Femminile
1st   Young rider classification
5th Overall Belgium Tour
5th La Flèche Wallonne Féminine
6th Strade Bianche
2016
UEC European Road Championships
1st   Under-23 road race
2nd   Road race
National Road Championships
1st   Road race
1st   Time trial
1st   Young rider classification UCI Women's World Tour
1st   Overall Festival Luxembourgeois du cyclisme féminin Elsy Jacobs
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stage 2
1st   Overall Giro del Trentino Alto Adige-Südtirol
1st Mountains classification
1st Young rider classification
1st Stages 1 & 2a (TTT)
1st Ronde van Gelderland
2nd Strade Bianche
4th GP de Plouay – Bretagne
4th La Flèche Wallonne Féminine
5th Overall Holland Ladies Tour
1st   Points classification
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stages 3 & 6
6th Road race, Olympic Games
7th Overall Giro d'Italia Femminile
1st   Young rider classification
7th Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio
8th Giro dell'Emilia Internazionale Donne Elite
10th Tour of Flanders
2017
1st   Overall The Women's Tour
1st Stage 1
2nd Strade Bianche
3rd Amstel Gold Race
3rd La Flèche Wallonne Féminine
3rd Liège–Bastogne–Liège
5th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
6th Overall Giro d'Italia Femminile
7th Overall Holland Ladies Tour
8th Tour of Flanders
8th Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio
9th Dwars door Vlaanderen
9th La Course by Le Tour de France
2018
1st   Overall Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche
1st   Mountains classification
1st   Combination classification
1st Stage 5
1st Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio
2nd Strade Bianche
3rd Overall Tour of California
5th Overall Ladies Tour of Norway
1st   Mountains classification
6th La Course by Le Tour de France
7th Overall Setmana Ciclista Valenciana
7th Overall Giro Rosa
8th Dwars door Vlaanderen
9th Tour of Flanders for Women
10th GP de Plouay – Bretagne
2019
1st Amstel Gold Race
2nd Overall The Women's Tour
1st   Mountains classification
1st Stage 4
3rd Strade Bianche
4th Overall Ladies Tour of Norway
5th Overall Tour of California
5th Overall Giro Rosa
1st Stage 1 (TTT)
6th Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio
6th Tour of Flanders
6th La Flèche Wallonne Féminine
6th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
10th Dwars door Vlaanderen for Women
2020
2nd Overall Giro Rosa
3rd   Road race, UEC European Road Championships
4th La Course by Le Tour de France
7th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
10th La Flèche Wallonne Féminine
2021
2nd La Flèche Wallonne
2nd Dwars door Vlaanderen
4th Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio
4th Liège–Bastogne–Liège
9th Strade Bianche
10th Amstel Gold Race

General classification results timelineEdit

Stage race results timeline
Grand Tour 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Giro d'Italia Femminile 11 5 7 6 7 5 2
Stage race 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Grand Prix Elsy Jacobs 27 14 1 NH
Tour of California DNE 3 5 Not held
Emakumeen Euskal Bira 1 Not held
Giro del Trentino Alto Adige-Südtirol DNF 1 Not held
The Women's Tour DNE 1 20 2 NH
Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen NH
Belgium Tour 5 NH
Ladies Tour of Norway 3 15 15 5 4 NH
Holland Ladies Tour 10 8 5 7 13 NH

Classics results timelineEdit

Monuments results timeline
Monument 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Tour of Flanders 22 10 8 9 6 20
Liège–Bastogne–Liège Race did not exist 3 14 6 19 4
Classics results timeline
Classic 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 16 DNF 12 17 18
Strade Bianche Donne DNE 6 2 2 2 3 DNF 9
Ronde van Drenthe NH
Gent–Wevelgem 17 84 37
Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio 36 DNF 13 7 8 1 6 NH 4
Amstel Gold Race Race did not exist 3 29 1 NH 10
La Flèche Wallonne 15 5 4 3 21 6 10 2
GP de Plouay – Bretagne 48 4 10 DNF
Open de Suède Vårgårda 21 13 NH
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish
DNE Did not exist
IP In progress
NH Not held

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gadzała, Paweł (3 July 2015). "Giro Rosa will be much harder than last year, says Niewiadoma". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Our full roster for 2019!". Canyon–SRAM. Lauke Pro Radsport GmbH. 10 January 2019. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  3. ^ Frattini, Kirsten (6 December 2019). "Canyon-SRAM confirm 15 returning riders in 2020". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Szosowe Mistrzostwa Europy 2015: Katarzyna Niewiadoma mistrzynią orliczek". Rowery.org. 8 August 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Canyon//SRAM Racing". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 10 January 2021. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Final Results / Résultats finaux: Road Race Women Elite / Course en ligne femmes élite" (PDF). Sport Result. Tissot Timing. 28 September 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 October 2013. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  7. ^ "Worlds: Ferrand-Prevot secures the gold medal". Cycling News. Cycling News. 27 September 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014.

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