Michael Matthews (cyclist)

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Michael Matthews
Michael Matthews 2015TOA.jpg
Matthews at the 2015 Tour of Alberta
Personal information
Full name Michael Matthews
Nickname Bling
Born (1990-09-26) 26 September 1990 (age 26)
Canberra, Australia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Team information
Current team Team Sunweb
Discipline Road and track
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Puncheur
Professional team(s)
2010 Team Jayco–Skins
2011–2012 Rabobank
2013–2016 Orica–GreenEDGE
2017– Team Sunweb
Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
1 individual stage (2016)
Giro d'Italia
2 individual stages (2014, 2015)
2 TTT stages (2014, 2015)
Vuelta a España
3 individual stages (2013, 2014)

One-day races and Classics

Rund um Köln (2011)
Clásica de Almería (2013)
Vuelta a La Rioja (2014, 2016)

Other

UCI Oceania Tour (2009–10)

Michael Matthews (born 26 September 1990) is an Australian track and road cyclist who rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Sunweb.[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. He won third place in the 2015 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] At the Tour de Suisse, Matthews won stage 4 after following Peter Sagan's wheel in the sprint and passing him in the final meters (yards).[8]

He was named in the start list for the 2015 Tour de France.[9] In the 2016 Tour de France, Matthews out-sprinted a breakaway group of 7 riders to win stage 10, his first stage win in the Tour de France, completing a set of Grand Tour stage victories.

In August 2016 it was confirmed that Matthews would join Team Sunweb for the 2017 season.[10]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2008
Internazionale Bresciana
1st Prologue & Stage 3b
1st Stage 2 GP General Patton
1st Stage 7 Tour of the Murray River
1st & fastest time John Woodman Memorial
2009
Oceania Road Championships
1st OceaniaChampionJersey.png Road race
1st OceaniaChampionJersey.png Time trial
1st OceaniaChampionJersey.png Under–23 Road race
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Under–23 Time trial
National Under–23 Road Championships
2nd Road race
3rd Time trial
2nd Gran Premio della Liberazione
9th Overall Tour of Japan
2010
1st MaillotMundial.PNG Road race, UCI Road World Under–23 Championships
Tour de Langkawi
1st Stages 1 & 3
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
2nd Trofeo Banca Popolare di Vicenza
2nd Ronde van Vlaanderen Beloften
2nd Gran Premio della Liberazione
National Under–23 Road Championships
3rd Road race
3rd Time trial
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 Time trial, National Road Championships
3rd Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop
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 Jersey green.svg Sprints classification
1st Stage 3
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 Jersey violet.svg Sprints classification
1st Stages 2 & 4
National Road Championships
2nd Road race
3rd Time trial
2nd Vuelta a La Rioja
2014
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
Vuelta a España
1st Stage 3
Held Jersey red.svg after Stages 3–5
Held Jersey green.svg after Stage 4
Tour of Slovenia
1st Jersey red.svg Points classification
1st Stage 1 (ITT)
1st Stage 3 Tour of the Basque Country
1st Vuelta a La Rioja
2nd Brabantse Pijl
6th Trofeo Ses Salines
7th Trofeo Palma
2015
Giro d'Italia
1st Stages 1 (TTT) & 3
Held Jersey pink.svg after Stages 2–3
Held Jersey white.svg after Stages 1–3
Paris–Nice
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 3
Tour of Alberta
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 2
1st Stage 1 Tour of the Basque Country
1st Stage 4 Tour de Suisse
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Road race, UCI Road World Championships
2nd Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
2nd Brabantse Pijl
3rd Milan–San Remo
3rd Amstel Gold Race
Jersey red number.svg Combativity award Stage 5 Tour de France
2016
1st Stage 10 Tour de France
Paris–Nice
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Prologue & Stage 2
1st Vuelta a La Rioja
UCI Road World Championships
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Team time trial
4th Road race
3rd London–Surrey Classic
4th GP Ouest–France
4th Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal
5th Brabantse Pijl
5th Amstel Gold Race
5th Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec
2017
8th Gent–Wevelgem

Grand Tour record[edit]

2013 2014 2015 2016
Giro d'Italia DNE DNS-11 DNF DNE
Stages won  — 2 2  —
Points classification  — NR NR  —
Tour de France DNE DNE 152 110
Stages won  —  —  —  1
Points classification  —  — 73 3
Vuelta a España 110 75  — DNE
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)
DNS-x Did Not Start (no started on stage x)
DSQ Disqualified
N/A Race/classification not held
NR Not Ranked in this classification

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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