Michael Matthews   
Michael Matthews
COUNTRY
Australia
Residence
Monaco
Pro Since
2011
Riders Type
Sprinter
2017 Racing KMS
10557
2017 Race Days
64


ABOUT Michael Matthews

A talented sprinter, Michael Matthews has taken almost 30 professional victories since the start of his professional career. His most notable performances are three stage wins at the Vuelta, two victories at the Giro, silver and bronze at the world championships in Richmond (2015) and Bergen (2017) and those incredible two stage victories and green jersey win at the 2017 Tour de France.

Despite huge confidence on the bike, Matthews can be quite quiet until you get to know him. “I am a bit shy at times and not so outspoken. Once I know people a bit better and feel relaxed, I become more outgoing.”

Last year the Australian managed to achieve one of his biggest aspirations, winning the green jersey and an additional two stages at the Tour the France adding to his 2016 stage victory. “My first year with Team Sunweb has been a big success with so many great results from the whole team. My highlight was winning the green jersey at the Tour the France. The road to victory was not only a physical challenge, but also a tactical one. With the help of all my teammates we managed to bring both the green jersey and the climbers jersey to Paris. Working hard, having fun together and winning this during my first year at the team is a dream come true.”

Alongside his successes at the Tour de France last year, Matthews also won stages at both the Tour of the Basque Country and Tour de Suisse, and was member of the team that won the team time trial world championship title in Bergen. Following in the footsteps of riders like Cadel Evans and Rohan Dennis, Michael was awarded Australian Cyclist of the Year in 2017. “It’s a great honour to win the ‘Oppy’. I always dreamed of this moment and didn’t expect it would happen so soon. This reminds me what a fantastic year it was for me and for Australian cycling”.

The character of this 27-year-old Australian from Canberra is well suited to Team Sunweb. “I have always admired the way the team approaches cycling as a team sport. The team has a proven strategy and I’m confident that I will be able to continue my development as a rider within this team.”

"We ride with a proven strategy"


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