Michael Matthews halted by cramps in Gent-Wevelgem finale

WEVELGEM BELGIUM MARCH 28 Sam Bennett of Ireland and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Michael Matthews of Australia and Team Team BikeExchange during the 83rd GentWevelgem in Flanders Fields 2021 Mens Elite a 254km race from Ypres to Wevelgem Breakaway GWE21 GWEmen FlandersClassic on March 28 2021 in Wevelgem Belgium Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Michael Matthews (Team BikeExchange) in the lead group at Gent-Wevelgem (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Michael Matthews (Team BikeExchange) once again showed that he has what it takes to shine at the classics. Last week he sprinted along for the victory in Milano-San Remo and this time around he did the same in Gent-Wevelgem.

However, for a rider who’s known to be a class sprinter, coming away from both races with a sixth and fifth place is somewhat disappointing. In Gent-Wevelgem, cramps held the Australian back as Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) sprinted to victory.

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