Nationality: Australian
Date of birth: September 26, 1990
Height: 180cm
Weight: 72kg
Team: Team Sunweb
Twitter: @blingmatthews

A solid sprinter and puncheur, Michael Matthews is one of the most successful Australian riders in the pro peloton today. Having won stages in all three Grand Tours, Matthews isn’t afraid of trying new races and has won a Grand Tour stage every year since 2013. The sprinter will hope to continue that this year after being named in Team Sunweb‘s Tour de France starting line up.

Known as ‘bling’ in the peloton for his love of shiny earrings, Matthews has won several points jerseys throughout his career including back to back green jerseys in Paris-Nice (2015, 2016) but despite his, he is yet to register a consistent effort at Grand Tours. A strong team behind him at the 2017 Tour de France may see him change that.

Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge) took a second career Giro d’Italia stage win on stage three of the 2015 race, after outsprinting Fabio Feline (Trek Factory Racing) to the finish line in…

It’s somewhat foolish to describe any team as a shoo-in at a one-day race but Australia certainly has its bases covered ahead of the elite men’s UCI Road World Championship…