Michael Matthews (cyclist)

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Michael Matthews
Michael Matthews 2013.jpg
Matthews in 2013
Personal information
Full name Michael Matthews
Nickname Bling
Born (1990-09-26) 26 September 1990 (age 24)
Canberra, Australia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Team information
Current team Orica-GreenEDGE
Discipline Road and track
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter/ puncheur
Professional team(s)
2010 Team Jayco-Skins
2011–2012 Rabobank
2013– Orica-GreenEDGE
Major wins

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2014)
1 TTT stage (2014)
Vuelta a España
3 individual stages (2013, 2014)

Single-day races and Classics

Under-23 World Road Race Championships (2010)
Rund um Köln (2011)
Clásica de Almería (2012)
Vuelta a La Rioja (2014)

Other

UCI Oceania Tour (2009–2010)
Infobox last updated on
3 June 2014

Michael Matthews (born 26 September 1990) is an Australian track and road cyclist who rides for UCI ProTeam Orica-GreenEDGE.[1]

Career[edit]

He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder,[2] and in 2010 he became the Under 23 Road Race World Champion.[3]

Matthews left Rabobank at the end of the 2012 season, and joined Orica-GreenEDGE on a two-year contract from the 2013 season onwards.[1]

In 2015, Matthews won the points classification jersey of Paris–Nice as well as a stage. A nice third place awaited him on the Italian Monument Milan – San Remo.[4] He also met success at the opening stage of the Tour of the Basque Country by outsprinting a group of about fifty riders after a hilly day.[5] He then went on to a second place in the Brabantse Pijl, winning the sprint of the group after nearly getting to lone escapee Ben Hermans.[6] At the Amstel Gold Race, Matthews grabbed another notable result, while he came in third of the final dash for the line while being part of a small leading group.[7]

Results[edit]

2008
Internazionale Bresciana
1st Prologue & Stage 3b
1st Stage 2 GP General Patton (Junior Nations Cup)
1st Stage 7 Tour of the Murray River
1st & fastest time John Woodman Memorial
2009
1st Oceania Road Race Championships
1st Oceania Time Trial Championships
2nd GP della Liberazione
9th Overall Tour of Japan
2010
1st MaillotMundial.PNG World Under-23 Road Race Championships
Tour de Langkawi
1st Stages 1 & 3
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
2nd Trofeo Piva Banca Popolare di Vicenza
2nd Ronde van Vlaanderen Beloften
2nd GP della Liberazione
4th Overall Tour of Japan
1st Stage 1 (ITT)
5th Overall Tour of Wellington
1st Stage 4
7th Overall Ringerike GP
1st Stages 2 & 3
8th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
2011
1st Rund um Köln
1st Stage 2 Jayco Bay Cycling Classic
1st Stage 1 Vuelta a Murcia
3rd Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt
3rd National Time Trial Championships
4th Overall Tour Down Under
1st Stage 3
5th Overall Delta Tour Zeeland
6th Grote Prijs Jef Scherens
2012
1st Clásica de Almería
Tour of Utah
1st Stage 3
1st Jersey green.svg Sprints classification
9th Overall Tour Down Under
10th Brabantse Pijl
2013
Vuelta a España
1st Stages 5 & 21
Held Jersey green.svg after Stages 6 & 7
Tour of Utah
1st Stages 2 & 4
1st Jersey violet.svg Sprints classification
2nd National Road Race Championships
2nd Vuelta a La Rioja
3rd National Time Trial Championships
2014
1st Vuelta a La Rioja
1st Stage 3 Tour of the Basque Country
Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 1 (TTT) & 6
Held Jersey pink.svg after Stages 2–7
Held Jersey white.svg after Stages 2–7
Held Jersey blue.svg after Stages 6 & 7
Tour of Slovenia
1st Stage 1
1st Jersey red.svg Points classification
Vuelta a España
1st Stage 3
Held Jersey red.svg after Stages 3–5
Held Jersey green.svg after Stage 4
2nd Brabantse Pijl
6th Trofeo Ses Salines
7th Trofeo Palma
2015
Paris–Nice
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 4
1st Stage 1 Tour of the Basque Country
2nd Brabantse Pijl
3rd Milan – San Remo
3rd Amstel Gold Race

Grand Tour record[edit]

2013 2014
Giro DNE DNS-11
Stages won  — 2
Points classification  — NR
Tour DNE DNE
Stages won  —  —
Points classification  —  —
Vuelta 110 75
Stages won 2 1
Points classification 9 6
Legend
1 Winner
2–3 Top three-finish
4–10 Top ten-finish
11– Other finish
DNE Did Not Enter
DNF-x Did Not Finish (retired on stage x)
DSQ Disqualified
N/A Race/classification not held
NR Not Ranked in this classification

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Benson, Daniel (15 August 2012). "Michael Matthews signs for Orica-GreenEdge". Cycling News (Future Publishing Limited). Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  2. ^ AIS Athletes at 2010 Commonwealth Games
  3. ^ Australia's Matthews grabs home turf title
  4. ^ "Results: 2015 Milano-Sanremo". VeloNews (Competitor Group, Inc.). 22 March 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Matthews wins Pais Vasco opener". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). 6 April 2015. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Hermans holds off pack for Brabantse Pijl win". Cyclingnews.com (Future plc). 15 April 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Kwiatkowski sprints to first victory in rainbow jersey in Amstel Gold Race". VeloNews (Competitor Group, Inc.). 19 April 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 

External links[edit]

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