Michael Matthews

Michael Matthews Q&A: ‘Hopefully I can contest some stages at the end of this week’

PAU, France (CT) – The Tour de France’s challenging first week claimed many riders and plenty more are still feeling the effects of big crashes in those opening days of racing. Among those riders is Australia’s Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge) who was involved in the much-replayed stage 3 pile-up but who has bravely continued on. CyclingTips […]

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Matthews suffers for the soldiers who suffered before him

If there was an image which truly brought home how much suffering Michael Matthews had endured to get through stage five of the Tour de France, it was the sight of him at the Orica-GreenEdge bus minutes after finishing. The Australian had serious difficulties dismounting, having to be helped off his bike and taking a […]

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Orica GreenEdge names best all round Tour de France team in its history; RCS Sport announces return of its ‘Trittico di Autunno’ trio of races; Alpecin to drop ‘doping for your hair’ slogan during the Tour de France; Small to debut for Bigla Pro Cycling in the […]

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Orica GreenEdge names best all round Tour de France team in its history

Unveiling a far rounded Tour de France team than in its previous participations in the race, the Orica GreenEdge squad named an impressive line-up for the event on Tuesday. The Australian squad will include former stage winner and past yellow jersey Simon Gerrans plus previous Maillot Jaune Daryl Impey, as well as two-time Giro d’Italia […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Marcel Kittel out of Tour de France as Giant-Alpecin confirms lineup; Vaughters on Cannondale-Garmin’s Tour approach: “Mix it up a bit, throw in some crazy tactics”; Chris Froome admits missed drug test and blames zealous hotel staff; Matthews’ 2015 Tour de France path avoids risky […]

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Matthews wins stage four of the Tour de Suisse; Gilbert out of Tour de France due to discovery of leg fracture; News of Gilbert’s Tour absence followed voiced frustration about BMC Racing Team’s selection delay; Contador still tired from Giro, says he has only done three days […]

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Michael Matthews wins stage 3 of the Giro d’Italia, secures another day in pink; Mark Cavendish wins again on stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California; Domenico Pozzovivo injured in horror crash at the Giro d’Italia; UCI checking for hidden motors at the Giro […]

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Matthews underlines race lead with win on stage three of Giro d’Italia

Overall leader Michael Matthews retained his Maglia Rosa in fine style on Monday’s third stage of the Giro d’Italia, winning a reduced bunch sprint to the line in Sestri Levante and notching up the second Giro stage win of his career. The Australian Orica GreenEdge rider beat Trek Factory Racing’s Fabio Felline and former world […]

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Matthews moves into Giro d’Italia lead as Viviani takes stage 2

Australian rider Michael Matthews has taken over the Maglia Rosa held by his team-mate Simon Gerrans as a result of stage two of the Giro d’Italia, with the Orica GreenEdge rider retaking the lead after his stint in pink last year. Matthews placed seventh in the big bunch sprint to the line in Genoa, finishing […]

Kwiatkowski takes Amstel Gold Race in world champion’s rainbow jersey

Michal Kwiatkowski christened his rainbow jersey in fine style at the end of the Amstel Gold Race on Sunday, blasting home to pick up his first road race victory as world champion. The Etixx-QuickStep competitor was quickest in an 18-man sprint to the line, beating Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team), Michael Matthews (Orica GreenEdge), Rui Costa […]