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Michael Matthews is an Australian professional road and track cyclist who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team BikeExchange–Jayco.
Michael James Matthews was born on September 26, 1990 (age 31 years) in Canberra, Australia. He is the son of Donna Matthews and AI Matthews. He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder, and in 2010 he became the Under 23 Road Race World Champion. Matthews left Rabobank at the end of the 2012 season and joined Orica–GreenEDGE on an initial two-year contract from the 2013 season.
Matthews was selected to ride the 2014 Giro d’Italia. His Orica–GreenEDGE team won the opening team time trial in Belfast. On Stage 2, Matthews finished eighth behind Marcel Kittel in a sprint finish, also in Belfast, to take the pink jersey for the leader of the general classification from teammate Svein Tuft. Matthews won Stage 6, a hilltop finish at Monte Cassino. Matthews withdrew from the Giro after Stage 10 after suffering a crash on Stage 9.
In 2015, Matthews won the points classification jersey of Paris–Nice as well as a stage. He finished in third place in Milan–San Remo. He also met success at the opening stage of the Tour of the Basque Country by outsprinting a group of about fifty riders after a hilly day. He then went on to second place in the Brabantse Pijl, winning the sprint of the group after nearly getting to lone escapee Ben Hermans.
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At the Amstel Gold Race, Michael Matthews grabbed another notable result, when he came in third of the final dash for the line while being part of a small leading group. At the Tour de Suisse, Matthews won stage 4 after following Peter Sagan’s wheel in the sprint and passing him in the final metres. He was named on the start list for the Tour de France.
In the 2016 Tour de France, Matthews out-sprinted a breakaway group of 7 riders to win stage 10, his first stage win in the Tour de France, completing a set of Grand Tour stage victories. In August 2016, it was confirmed that Matthews would join Team Sunweb for the 2017 season.
Michael Matthews was expected to contend for the points classification at the 2017 Tour de France, and his chances were boosted on Stage 4 after an incident during the final sprint which saw Mark Cavendish forced out of the race through injury and Peter Sagan, winner of the classification in the previous 5 Tours, disqualified.
Matthews won Stage 14, a reduced peloton uphill sprint finish at Rodez. On Stage 16, the high pace set by Matthews’ Team Sunweb dropped the green jersey wearer Kittel; Matthews, who was second to Kittel in the points classification, won the stage. On Stage 17, Kittel crashed and withdrew from the Tour, putting Matthews in the green jersey. Matthews retained the jersey to Paris.
In 2018 he won the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec ahead of Greg Van Avermaet and Jasper Stuyven, before adding the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal two days later, which he won ahead of Sonny Colbrelli and Van Avermaet. As a result, he became the second rider to win both Laurentian classic races in the same year, after compatriot Simon Gerrans in 2014.
In 2019, he won two stages at the Volta a Catalunya, before repeating his victory in the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec. However, in August 2020, Matthews signed a two-year contract with Mitchelton–Scott, later renamed as Team BikeExchange, for the 2021 season. However, In July 2022, Michael Matthews
Michael Matthews is married to Katarína Hajzer, they had their wedding in August 2015. His wife holds a Slovakian nationality and she is his longtime girlfriend. He stands at an appealing height of 1.78m and has a good body weight of 72kg which suits his personality.
Michael Matthews net worth
How much is Michael Matthews worth? Michael Matthews net worth is estimated at around $1 million. His main source of income is from his career as a professional cyclist. Matthews’s salary per month with other career earnings is over $400,000 annually. He is one of the richest and most influential cyclists in Australia.