Matteo Jorgenson: I've realised I'm capable of winning

Matteo Jorgenson
Matteo Jorgenson claimed his first pro win at the Tour of Oman (Image credit: Getty)

Three years ago when Matteo Jorgenson began riding for Movistar he stood out for his tall silhouette on the bike and his ginger-coloured hair when he removed his helmet. The lanky kid from the western expanses of the US now commands words like “mature” and “grande” from team managers and “beast” from fellow riders. 

In 2022 his stature grew in size when he had three big days in breakaways in his first Tour de France. Those aggressive rides earned him three top five finishes, including a fourth place on a mountain stage from Morzine to Megève. 

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Jackie Tyson
North American Production editor

Jackie has been involved in professional sports for more than 30 years in news reporting, sports marketing and public relations. She founded Peloton Sports in 1998, a sports marketing and public relations agency, which managed projects for Tour de Georgia, Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah and USA Cycling. She also founded Bike Alpharetta Inc, a Georgia non-profit to promote safe cycling. She is proud to have worked in professional baseball for six years - from selling advertising to pulling the tarp for several minor league teams. She has climbed l'Alpe d'Huez three times (not fast). Her favorite road and gravel rides are around horse farms in north Georgia (USA) and around lavender fields in Provence (France), and some mtb rides in Park City, Utah (USA).