Matthews and Orica-GreenEdge want more from opening week of Giro d’Italia

In Genoa on Sunday afternoon, Michael Matthews’ glass seemed only half-full. True, the Orica-GreenEdge rider had moved into the overall lead of the Giro d’Italia but the most valuable currency for a sprinter is victory and seventh place in the bunch finish at the end of stage 2 had left the Austalian feeling somewhat short-changed.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.