BikeExchange pins hopes on Michael Matthews at Milan-San Remo

Michael Matthews (Team BikeExchange) at the start of stage 2 at Paris-Nice, where he ended the day on the podium with third on the stage and the race leader's jersey
Michael Matthews (Team BikeExchange) at the start of stage 2 at Paris-Nice, where he ended the day on the podium with third on the stage and the yellow jersey of the race leader (Image credit: Getty Images)

Other squads may be going into Milan-San Remo wary of talking up their chances against Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) and Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) but Team BikeExchange, which is yet to deliver its first European win of the season, is steadfastly backing Michael Matthews for the victory. 

Matthews, who came third at Milan-San Remo in 2015 and 2020, moved back to the Australian team this year, after four years absence, and one of the key reasons why was so that he could target the Monuments. Saturday’s Milan-San Remo will provide him with his first, and perhaps best, opportunity.

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Simone Giuliani
Australia Editor

Simone is a degree-qualified journalist that has accumulated decades of wide-ranging experience while working across a variety of leading media organisations. She joined Cyclingnews as a Production Editor at the start of the 2021 season and has now moved into the role of Australia Editor. Previously she worked as a freelance writer, Australian Editor at Ella CyclingTips and as a correspondent for Reuters and Bloomberg. Cycling was initially purely a leisure pursuit for Simone, who started out as a business journalist, but in 2015 her career focus also shifted to the sport.