Michael Matthews to return to Mitchelton-Scott in 2021

The Australian rider will return to the squad he grew up in as a rider after four highly successful seasons in the ranks of the Sunweb team.


Michael Matthews, Mitchelton-Scott's prodigal son, will return to the Australian squad in the 2021 season. At 30, the Canberra rider will return to the team that saw him grow and with which he hopes to continue to be successful over the next two seasons.

Matthews, who has not been included by Sunweb in their roster for the Tour de France, will return to Mitchelton-Scott after his four-year stint in the German squad, where he has achieved prestigious victories such as the Montreal Grand Prix Cycliste in 2018, the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec in 2018 and 2019 and the Bretagne Classic de Plouay in 2020, in addition to having been third in this year's Milan-San Remo.

In statements released by the Matthews team, he showed his enthusiasm for this particular return home. "The opportunity to return was there and I had to take advantage of it. At this point in my career I feel good and the team has welcomed me with open arms, that is very special. I am very happy to return. I have great memories of when I was Orica -GreenEdge. Gerry Ryan supported me at U19, U23 and also helped me make the leap as a professional. I feel like I'm coming home. "

Matthews also analyzed what his objectives will be in this second stage at Mitchelton-Scott. "I want to achieve my own results, but I also want to be part of a team that fights for the generals. We will have Simon Yates, who can win the grand tours and I would like to be part of it. Also, young people are coming and I want to help them to progress. I don't set a particular race or result to make these next two years successful, but I want to grow as a runner and a teammate as well as enjoying racing. "

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