White: A win for Michael Matthews could be just around the corner

Michael Matthews at Gent-Wevelgem
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Michael Matthews has yet to taste victory since his return to Team BikeExchange but his team boss Matt White believes that a win could be just around the corner.

Matthews will spearhead a strong-looking team in Sunday’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège, with the Australian joined by Esteban Chaves and Lucas Hamilton. Although the team are not among the very top favourites for the last Classics of this Spring’s campaign all three of their leaders have been incredibly consistent this year.

Hamilton finished fourth in Paris-Nice and 10th in the Volta a Catalunya, while Chaves has been ever-present in both stage races and one-day events this year. He was eighth in La Flèche Wallonne earlier this week, while Matthews took fourth in Amstel Gold Race last weekend. The Australian also finished in the top 10 in both Gent-Wevelgem and Milan-San Remo.

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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.