Matt Goss

Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: MTN Qhubeka names shortlist for Tour de France; Africans, Boasson Hagen and Farrar in, Goss, Ciolek out; Barguil altitude training after recovery from California crash, could make Tour debut; Van Avermaet’s Tour selection uncertain as rider states he may leave race early for first child’s birth; Marianne […]


MTN Qhubeka names shortlist for Tour de France; Africans, Boasson Hagen and Farrar in, Goss, Ciolek out

As hinted at by the team’s general manager Brian Smith last week on CyclingTips, the MTN Qhubeka team has gone with a very strong emphasis on African riders for its Tour de France debut this July. The South African team named its shortlist for the race on Tuesday, announcing that seven African riders and four […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Alberto Contador wins the 2015 Giro d’Italia; Greg van Avermaet wins the Belgium Tour; Marco Haller takes overall victory at Tour des Fjords; Gracie Elvin takes first European win at Gooik-Geraardsbergen-Gooik; Lizzie Williams takes her first European win at SwissEver GP Cham-Hagendorn; Lizzie Armitstead claims […]


Smith: A couple of big names could be missing from MTN Qhubeka’s Tour de France squad

Speaking days before the MTN-Qhubeka’s long list for the Tour de France is announced, the team’s general manager Brian Smith has said that there is no guarantee that its biggest names will all be riding the race and that one or two well known riders could be left off the team. Discussing the South African’s […]


Tour of Flanders: startline quotes reveal glimpses of team tactics

Speaking at the start of the Tour of Flanders Sunday in Brugge, several riders who hoped to play a part in the finale gave their thoughts about the race. Teams tend to keep their cards close to their chests but some indications were given about how those riders and squads hoped the Classic would unfold. […]

How MTN Qhubeka will revitalise Goss, Boasson Hagen, Farrar

They are three riders who have each won stages in Grand Tours and clocked up victories in important single-day events; they are also three riders who have lost a little momentum in recent years and are trying to get back to their best. MTN Qhubeka signed Matt Goss, Edvald Boasson Hagen and Tyler Farrar to […]


‘Retiring wasn’t an option’: what the move to MTN-Qhubeka means to Matt Goss

Late last week South African-based Professional Continental team MTN-Qhubeka announced the latest in a series of high-profile signings: Tasmanian Matt Goss. Jane Aubrey caught up with Goss after the announcement was made, to find out how the 27-year-old has seen his past three years at Orica-GreenEdge and what he’s expecting of his move to MTN-Qhubeka.


Make or break: Contract year for Matt Goss

Matt Goss has become an easy target for derision. As head sprinter for Orica-GreenEDGE he is there to win sprint stages at the Tour de France, but his tally stands at zero. He took a stage at the Giro d’Italia in 2012, a stage at Tirreno-Adriatico in 2013, but on the whole, his first two […]


News Shorts – Mar 21, 2012

Last week’s headlines in Pro Cycling news and what’s coming up… Gerro gives Australia back-to-back Sanremo wins; Goss proud of GreenEDGE’s progress; Cancellara all power, but no brains; Cavendish – momento di crisi; Other Sanremo numbers; Gerrans back on top; A change in ways for Milano-Sanremo?; Catalunya; GP Harelbeke and Gent-Wevelgem; Giorgia Wurth takes stage; […]


News Shorts, March 14, 2012

Cycling officially kicked into high gear this last week with the Paris-Nice and the Tirreno-Adriatico stage races, both providing a thrilling final act. Bradley Wiggins became the first Brit to win the French stage race since Tom Simpson in 1967 and in central Italy yesterday, Vincenzo Nibali won the overall. Both clinched the overall in […]