michael matthews

Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Degenkolb outpaces depleted main bunch to win stage four of Vuelta, Matthews holds red; Two year deal reported for Boasson Hagen, team identity to be revealed Wednesday; Kreuziger case to be heard on September 11, verdict due September 22; Contador on leg recovery: ‘Motivated but […]

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Matthews wins stage three of Vuelta a España, grabs overall lead; Caleb Ewan wins stage two of the Tour de l’Avenir; Martin metres from first win of season at Vuelta a España, pledges to try again; Froome 10th on stage three, Brailsford says he’s impressed […]

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Matthews scorches to Vuelta stage win and overall lead

Replicating his stage victory earlier this year in the Giro d’Italia, Michael Matthews showed perfect timing to hit the line first at the end of day three of the Vuelta a España. The Orica GreenEdge rider increased his Grand Tour stage tally to four when he outsprinted Garmin-Sharp rider Dan Martin to the line in […]

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Bouhanni wins stage 2 of the Vuelta a Espana, Valverde takes overall lead; Tejay van Garderen seals back-to-back victories at the USA Pro Challenge, Alex Howes wins final stage; Chantal Blaak wins Open de Suede Vargada, adding to TTT victory; Victory for Alexander Kristoff at […]

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Froome – “I am in very similar form to last year…I am ready for this”; Trek Factory Racing press conference audio; Sean Kelly’s Tour de France blog – “There are many uncertainties ahead”; Michael Matthews could miss Le Tour debut after crash; Talansky extends for […]

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Tour de France preview

The wait is over. This year’s Tour de France is at the door and we should be in for quite a show. Most likely, this will be the best fight for the overall win that we have seen in decades. In this post Mikkel Conde previews the route, the race and the riders that we […]

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Matteo Trentin wins stage 6 of the Tour de Suisse; Michael Matthews wins Tour de Slovenie stage 1 ITT; Marcel Kittel wins stage 2 of the Ster ZLM Toer; Team Belkin calls for crowdfunding to secure future; Bauke Mollema in talks with Tinkoff-Saxo for 2015; […]

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Matthews retains pink but expects Evans to take it on Saturday’s first big mountain stage

He’s ridden superbly thus far but Michael Matthews believes that he will reach the limit of his abilities on Saturday’s first mountain stage of the Giro d’Italia and will almost certainly concede the Maglia Rosa to fellow Australian Cadel Evans. Matthews finished a fine fourth on Friday’s seventh stage of the race, following on from […]

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Giro d’Italia: Bouhanni quickest into Foligno, Matthews keeps race lead

After notching up victory on Tuesday in Bari, Nacer Bouhanni reached the top step of the podium again on stage seven of the Giro d’Italia on Friday, leading the peloton home into Foligno. The French FDJ rider won a massive bunch sprint to the line, beating Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek Factory Racing) and Luka Mezgec (Team […]

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Good day for Matthews and Evans at Giro d’Italia

The strong Australian display at the Giro d’Italia continued Wednesday with both Cadel Evans and Michael Matthews in the hunt for the stage win and the latter retaining his Maglia Rosa of race leader. The race to Viggiano was the toughest finish yet of the race, featuring as it did an uphill drag to the […]

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