Michael Matthews signs new two-year contract to keep him at Orica-GreenEdge until 2016
Last Updated: 23/08/14 6:25pm
Michael Matthews has signed a new two-year contract with Orica-GreenEdge that will keep him with the Australian team until the end of the 2016 season.
The 23-year-old Australian sprinter has enjoyed the best campaign of career so far, picking up four wins, including one at the Giro d’Italia, where he also led the race for six days.
Matthews, who is a former udner-23 world champion and joined Orica-GreenEdge in 2013, said: “For me this is the perfect team and I wouldn’t think of going anywhere else.
“I feel really comfortable in the team and my results are speaking for that. I have still got a big year ahead of me now, but I am looking forward to the next two years and hopefully trying to step it up again with more wins.”
Matthews is in the Orica-GreenEdge team for the Vuelta a Espana, which starts on Saturday, and will be looking to add to the two wins his picked up at last year’s race.
Sports director Matt White said: “Michael is a winner and an extraordinary talent on the bike. We are very happy to be part of his future development and he is definitely one of the riders we look at when targeting results in major races.”