Michael Matthews refutes reports of feud with teammate Simon Gerrans

"We all want to win when there's an opportunity to win," said Michael Matthews of the reported World Championships rift with Simon Gerrans

Michael Matthews wins stage four of the 2015 Tour de Suisse

(Image credit: Watson)

Orica-GreenEdge's Michael Matthews stands by the comments he made after the World Championships in September, but insists there is no bad blood between him and Simon Gerrans.

Matthews felt the pair were riding against each other in the finale of the road race in Richmond, where the pair finished second and sixth respectively, as part of Australia coach Brad McGee's two-leader policy.

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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.