Matthew Busche

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Matthew Busche
Matthew Busche - Tour de Romandie 2010, Stage 3.jpg
Busche at the 2010 Tour de Romandie.
Personal information
Full name Matthew Craig Busche
Born (1985-05-09) May 9, 1985 (age 28)
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, U.S.
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current team Trek Factory Racing
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Professional team(s)
2009
2010–2011
2012–
Kelly Benefit Strategies
Team RadioShack
RadioShack-Nissan[1]
Major wins
National Road Race Championships (2011)
Infobox last updated on
January 4, 2014

Matthew Busche (born May 9, 1985) is an American professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI ProTeam Trek Factory Racing.[2] In 2009, he gained notoriety for his rapid rise from a Wisconsin-based amateur team to Lance Armstrong's Team RadioShack within the course of one season.[3][4] Busche was the 2011 US National Road Race Champion.[5]

Biography[edit]

Busche, son of Craig and Cindy Busche, grew up in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin and is a graduate of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He got his start in endurance sports as a runner, and first took up cycling in 2005 as a form of cross-training during a running injury. He was a two-time NCAA All-American cross country athlete, and the 2007 Iowa Conference MVP.[6][7] Completing his college running career in 2007, Busche switched his focus to cycling and joined the ISCorp amateur cycling team. During his second season of racing in 2009, Busche rode as a stagiaire for Pro-Continental team Kelly Benefits Strategies, and was later offered a contract with UCI ProTour team, Team RadioShack.[8] Busche spent two years with Team RadioShack and moved with a number of riders to the former Leopard Trek team to form RadioShack-Nissan for the 2012 season.[1]

Busche currently lives and trains in Girona, Spain with his wife, Lisa.

Cycling career[edit]

2013
4th Gran Premio Città di Camaiore
5th Overall Tour of Utah
6th Overall Tour of California
7th National Time Trial Championships
7th Overall Tour of Austria
9th National Road Race Championships
2012
2nd Overall Tour of Utah
8th Overall USA Pro Cycling Challenge
2011
1st MaillotUSA.PNG National Road Race Championships
3rd National Time Trial Championships[9]
2010
3rd Overall Danmark Rundt[10][11]
5th National Time Trial Championships[12]
7th National Road Race Championships[13]
2009
5th National Road Race Championships[14]
7th Overall Tour of Utah[15]
9th Overall Univest Grand Prix[16]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Matthew Busche at Wikimedia Commons

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ben King
USA National Road Race Champion
2011
Succeeded by
Timmy Duggan