Michael Matthews can challenge Sagan for Tour green jersey, claims McEwen

Orica-GreenEdge rider Michael Matthews is set to make his Tour de France debut this July, and Australian sprint legend Robbie McEwen fancies is chances of green

Michael Matthews wins Vuelta a Espana 2014 stage three

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Michael Matthews can rival Peter Sagan for the Tour de France’s green jersey, according to three-time points classification winner and fellow Australian Robbie McEwen.

The 24-year-old Matthews has long been hailed as ‘the next big thing’ in Australian cycling, but has found a new lease of life at Orica-GreenEdge in recent years, having struggled to meet expectations at Rabobank.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.