Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) proved again that he is the fastest man in the 99th edition of the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, winning the peloton sprint in the sixth stage in a very tight finish just ahead of German rider Phil Bauhaus (Bahrain-Merida). Matthews prevailed after a 169.1-kilometre long stage that started in front of the Sports Hall named after Xavi Tondo in Valls...
The double stage winner Michael Matthews commented about his participation in la Volta:
“La Volta is a beautiful race that I watched on TV, unfortunately it was the second option this year but it turned out even better than I could have expected”.
“I came here with a very good team that supported me, I have had full support at this race and I am...
1. Michael Matthews 3pts +3" Bonus
2. Maximilian Schachmann 2pts +2" Bonus
3. James Knox 1pt +1" Bonus
Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) is 28 years old and has already savoured stage victories on the Giro d’Italia, the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España in addition to a further six stage victories in some of the most prestigious races at international level. He has now added another victory to his tally, in the second stage of the “Volta” Ciclista a...
Michael Matthews report stage 2:
«Through the race, there was a lot of stress, because there was a lot of wind and a lot of teams were fighting the whole day, trying to stay out of trouble. It was difficult. We knew it was a good day for me and we could put the team on the front and try to protect me. I knew Valverde was going to be the favourite in the end when...
1.Michael Matthews, Team Sunweb
2.Alejandro Valverde, Movistar Team
3.Daryl Impey, Mitchelton Scott
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