Australian rider Michael Matthews has signed for Team Giant-Alpecin after spending the last four seasons with Orica-BikeExchange. The 25-year-old will join the team on a three-year contract.

Matthews has already achieved some impressive results, with 25 pro wins to date. His best results at the highest pro level include stage wins in all three Grand Tours: three stages at the Vuelta a España, two at the Giro d’Italia and one at the Tour de France.

This year he won stage 10 of the Tour and took three stage wins at Paris-Nice, including the victory at the prologue, where he beat Tom Dumoulin. Matthews finished second at the most recent world road championships, and he has also finished on the podium at Milan–San Remo, Amstel Gold Race and Brabantse Pijl.

“I am very happy with my transfer to Team Giant-Alpecin,” said Matthews. “I have always admired the way the team approaches the sport as a team sport; the stronger and the better we can have the team as a collective operate and perform, the better the opportunities for success the leaders have for the finales of races.”

“I am confident that I will be able to get the best out of myself both as a rider and as an individual. The team is already used to working for dedicated leaders in various types of races and has proven that strategy with great results in the biggest races on the calendar.”

“That’s the process which I want to help strengthen and where I want to be a part of and contribute to, and I am very much looking forward to joining the team.”


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