michael matthews

Michael Matthews on worlds: “We’ll play cards on both our strengths”

Winner of stages in both the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España this year, Michael Matthews is determined to add a world championship medal to that tally, either for himself or for one of his Australia team-mates. The green and gold squad is expected to mount a very strong campaign this year, with former world […]

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Stephens, Matthews concerned at Bouhanni sprint; race judges were split on decision

Orica GreenEdge directeur sportif Neil Stephens has confirmed that the team had issues with the manoeuvre by Nacer Bouhanni inside the final 50 metres of Saturday’s stage of the race, a sideways swerve which forced Michael Matthews to back off on his sprint and may have cost him the win. Matthews was the only rider […]

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Bouhanni takes his second Vuelta stage with verve and a swerve

Taking a somewhat meandering route to the line, Nacer Bouhanni nonetheless emerged as the winner of stage eight of the Vuelta a España on Saturday in Albacete. The FDJ sprinter jumped early, catching out Peter Sagan (Cannondale) and green jersey wearer John Degenkolb (Giant Shimano), and opening a gap of two lengths on stage three […]

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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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