Stage wins at all three grand tours: Tour de France (2), Giro d'Italia (2), Vuelta a España (3); 2 stage wins and the green points jersey at 2017 Tour de France; bronze medal at 2017 Road World Championships; silver medal at 2016 Road World Championships; 2010 U23 Road World Champion; more than 30 pro race wins.
On his 2017 season
"My first year with Team Sunweb was a big success with so many great results from the whole team. My highlight was winning the green jersey at the Tour the France. The road to victory was not only a physical challenge, but also a tactical one. With the help of all my teammates we managed to bring both the green jersey and the climbers jersey to Paris. Working hard, having fun together and winning this during my first year at the team is a dream come true."
"I have always admired the way the team approaches the sport as a team sport. The team has a proven strategy and I’m confident that I will be able to continue my development as a rider here."
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“I am a bit shy at times and not so outspoken. Once I know people a bit better and feel relaxed, I become more outgoing.”
2017 Australian Cyclist of the Year
“It’s a great honour to win the ‘Oppy’. I always dreamed of this moment and didn’t expect it would happen so soon. This reminds me what a fantastic year it was for me and for Australian cycling”.
The most notable addition to Team Sunweb for 2017 comes to the team with 33 race wins in the professional ranks. This 26-year-old Australian is a world-class sprinter who can also climb and battle for breakaways. He's well-suited to stage races, classics and other major one-day races. A few of his standout results include stage wins at all three grand tours—the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España—and a silver medal at the 2015 UCI Road World Championships.
“I am very happy with my transfer to Team Sunweb," Matthews said at the start of the season."I have always admired the way the team approaches the sport as a team sport. The team has a proven strategy and I’m confident that I will be able to continue my development as a rider within this team.”
It promises to be an exciting season for Matthews, who has a number of big goals including the green jersey at the Tour de France. So when the racing heats up, and the sprinters line up to battle at the finish, keep an eye out for the man they call "Bling."
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