Matt Goss celebrates winning stage 3 of 2012 Giro d'Italia


Date of birth: 05/11/1986

From: Launceston, Tasmania

Team: Orica-GreenEdge

Previous teams: (2006), Team CSC (2007- 2008), Saxo Bank (2009), HTC-Highroad (2010-11)

Matt Goss career profile

Following in the footsteps of many Australians before, Matt Goss has successfully made the transition from the track to the road. A World U19 Champion in both the Team Pursuit and Madison in 2004, he was part of the Australian team that took senior gold in Bordeaux two years later, beating a strong British squad containing Geraint Thomas.

By that point, his reputation on the road was rapidly growing, helped by five victories for in 2006, including a stage in the Baby Giro. It was no great surprise that he was snapped up by Bjarne Riis for the 2007 season.

He was part of the CSC team that won the Eindhoven Team Time Trial, which formed part of that year's UCI ProTour, and bagged his first individual victory on the third stage of the Tour of Britain, beating Freddy Bichot and Roger Hammond in a breakaway sprint into Wolverhampton.

Further success followed at the following year's Tour of Britain, with an early stage victory helping the Aussie to also win the points classification. He won on home soil too, taking the overall in the Herald Sun Classic, and the opening stage in the Herald Sun Tour.

Despite this, arguably his best result was a third place at Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, where he outsprinted Tom Boonen for the final podium place.

In Goss' final year with Saxo Bank, his one-day pedigree was confirmed when he took third in Gent-Wevelgem in torrid conditions, and sprinted to victory in September's Paris-Brussels.

Moving to HTC-Columbia for 2010, Goss took on a dual-role of sprinter and lead-out man for Mark Cavendish. However, with the Brit suffering from an injury-plagued start to the season, the Australian was able to take the limelight, winning his first Grand Tour stage at the Giro d'Italia.

Further success followed at the Tour of Denmark, the Philadelphia International Championship and the GP Ouest-France, before helping his team win the night-time team time trial in the Vuelta a Espana in Seville, and assisting Cavendish to the points classification.

The 2011 season has started off brilliantly for Goss, with seven victories to his name by mid-February. He won the Cancer Council Helpline Classic, the forerunner to the Tour Down Under, before taking the opening stage, the sprint Classification and a second place overall in his country's home tour.

He followed that by winning a stage in the Tour of Oman, also taking over the race lead for two stages, and then took the biggest win of his career to date by being the first Australian to win Milan-San Remo.

Matt Goss results


Tirreno-Adriatico; stage two


Giro d'Italia; stage three

Tour of Turkey; points classification


Tour of Oman; stage two

Tour Down Under; stage one

Tour Down Under; sprint classification

Cancer Council Helpline Classic

Bay Classic Series; overall

Bay Classic Series; stage one

Bay Classic Series; stage four

Milan-San Remo


Giro d'Italia; stage nine

GP Ouest-France

Vuelta a Espana; stage one (TTT)

Philadelphia International Championship

Danmark Rundt; stage one

Danmark Rundt; stage four



Tour de Wallonie; stage three

Tour de Wallonie; stage five


Tour of Britain; points classification

Tour of Britain; stage two

Herald Sun Classic

Herald Sun Tour; points classification

Herald Sun Tour; stage one


Tour of Britain; stage 3

Eindhoven Team Time Trial (TTT)


World Team Pursuit Champion

National Team Pursuit Champion

GP Liberazione

Giro delle Regione; stage 1

Vuelta a Navarra; stage two

Vuelta a Navarra; stage three

Baby Giro; stage three


National Team Pursuit Champion

Tour of Japan; stage one


World U19 Team Pursuit Champion

World U19 Madison Champion

Matt Goss photos

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Matt Goss podium, Tour of Oman 2011, stage 2

Matt Goss, Tour of Oman 2011, stage three

Matt Goss Tour of Britain 2007 stage 3

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.