Michael Matthews

‘Dream signing’ Michael Matthews confirmed by Giant-Alpecin

Moving to replace a departing John Degenkolb, the Giant-Alpecin has signed a younger rider who is also strong in uphill sprint finishes and who has big Classic potential. The Dutch team has inked a three year deal with Australian Michael Matthews, who described himself as very happy with the move. “I have always admired the …

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Pro bike: Michael Matthews’ Scott Foil HMX at the 2016 Tour de France

Australian Michael Matthews took his first-ever Tour de France victory on Stage 10, playing team tactics perfectly and besting an ultra-elite breakaway group that included Peter Sagan (Tinkoff), Greg van Avermaet (BMC), and Samuel Dumoulin (Ag2r-La Mondiale). He also finished fifth on Stage 16. Carrying him to the line was Scott’s recently revamped Scott Foil …

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Photo gallery: 2016 Tour de France, Stage 10

Photography by Cor Vos, Jered & Ashley Gruber Michael Matthews (Orica-BikeExchange) took his first career stage win at the Tour de France out of a breakaway on stage 10 in Revel Tuesday. The finish saw the top two finishers at the world championships in 2015, Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) and Matthews, battle it out for the …

Matthews’ long road to Tour de France success: ‘I was almost giving up on this race’

REVEL, France (CT) – It’s been a bumpy road to Tour de France glory for Michael Matthews (Orica-BikeExchange). A long-awaited debut in 2014 was thwarted by a crash in training just days before the start, and last year’s campaign was derailed by a crash on stage 3 that left the Canberran with four broken ribs. …

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Michael Matthews takes first career Tour de France stage win, Froome retains GC lead

Australian Michael Matthews (Orica-BikeExchange) took his first career stage win at the Tour de France out of a breakaway on stage 10 in Revel Tuesday. The finish saw the top two finishers at the world championships in 2015, Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) and Matthews, battle it out for the stage victory. And though there was no …

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Matthews or Gerrans? Orica-BikeExchange with options ahead of Tour’s second stage

SAINT-LO, France (CT) – The Tour de France hasn’t been kind to Michael Matthews (Orica-BikeExchange). The Canberran crashed ahead of his Tour debut in 2014 and never started the race. And when he did make his debut last year, he crashed heavily on stage 3, ruling him out of contention for stage wins. Today, on …

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The walking wounded: Stage 1 of Tour leaves its mark

After the opening stage of the 2016 Tour de France on Saturday, the peloton is already looking like a rag-tag bunch with multiple crashes bringing down many riders, both domestiques and marquee-names alike. Though racing together as a large group is not an unknown to the riders, another dimension comes with the Tour. It is …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Chris Froome wins the Critérium du Dauphiné; Cancellara and Sagan triumphant on opening weekend of the Tour de Suisse; Jolien D’hoore takes third consecutive Flanders Diamond Tour; Groenewegen quicker than Griepel in the Rund um Köln; Dehaes beats Boonen to win Ronde van Limburg; Porte blames near-crash …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Luis Leon Sanchez wins opener of Tour of the Basque Country; Giorgia Bronzini wins the GP Dottignies; Bannan – Matthews considering targeting the cobbled Classics in the future; Peter Sagan on his Tour of Flanders win – ‘This is something special’; 2017 Trek Domane SLR – full tech details …

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Bannan: Matthews considering targeting the cobbled Classics in the future

While many of the top one day riders were battling it out in the Tour of Flanders on Sunday, Michael Matthews was approximately 1000 kilometres away, focussing on the 1.1-ranked Vuelta Ciclista a La Rioja. The Australian rider triumphed in the event, sprinting in ahead of Russia’s Sergey Shilov, Caja Rural-Seguros RGA and the rest …

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