Matthews outpaces Downing in opening stage of Murcia

Michael Matthews wins, Tour of Murcia 2011 stage one

Talented young Australian all-rounder Michael Matthews claimed Rabobank's eleventh victory of the season when he crossed the finish line of the Tour of Murcia's stage one ahead of Sky's Russ Downing and Davide Appollonio

The reigning U-23 World road Champion, Matthews had already won a stage of the Tour Down Under this season before his sprint win in Alhama de Murcia.

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