Cycling king proves he really is a CHAMP by offering frontline COVID-19 fighters apartments for free
Road racer Michał Kwiatkowski has proven he’s a champ both on and off the track after announcing he will make his flats in Toruń available to health care workers who are fighting the coronavirus epidemic.
Posting on social media, the 29-year-old UCI Road Race World Championship winner said: "I have no words to thank the health care workers for their work.”
“I have several apartments to share in the very centre of Toruń. Perhaps some of the doctors, nurses and other employees are afraid to go back to their apartments for fear of the health of their relatives.
“Or maybe we need to bring new medical services to the city... My door is open to them. At the moment, we are doing our last, instant shopping, so that the apartments are ready for the beginning of next week.”
Kwiatkowski, 29, is a member of the British Team Ineos. Nicknamed Kwiato, he is well-known for sprinting, time-trialling and climbing. In 2013, he won the World Team Time Trial Championships as part of the Etixx-Quick Step. A year later, he became the first Polish cyclist to win the UCI Road Race World Championships.
The cyclist’s actions have now inspired others, including real estate company APToruń, to follow his lead by offering fully equipped apartments for medical personnel for free.