Michael Matthews hoping to become third Australian to win Milan-San Remo

Orica-GreenEdge sprinter Michael Matthews hopes to emulate fellow Australians Matthew Goss and Simon Gerrans by winning Milan-San Remo on Saturday

Michael Matthews wins stage four of the 2015 Tour de Suisse

(Image credit: Watson)

Having finished third in 2015, Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge) hopes to go two better at Milan-San Remo on Saturday, aiming to emulate countrymen Matthew Goss and Simon Gerrans by winning La Primavera.

The Australian started his season with a bang, claiming the Paris-Nice prologue on his first day of racing this year and holding the yellow jersey until stage six.

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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.