Michael Matthews: I’ve returned to BikeExchange a more mature rider

Michael Matthews
(Image credit: Team BikeExchange)

After four years away Michael Matthews has returned to Team BikeExchange and is convinced that he’s a more mature team leader and well-rounded rider than the one that left at the end of 2016. The Australian spent the last four campaigns at Sunweb, and although those seasons were littered with wins and even a Tour de France green jersey, the 30-year-old knew that in order to keep challenging for top honours he needed to leave. 

His confidence had taken a hit and his opportunities become limited but a move back to where his career took off has appeared to provide him a new lease of life and a spring in his step. Now he’s not just ready to win, he’s ready to truly lead.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at Cyclingnews.com between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.