Tour de France - Michael Matthews: This is a moment I will remember forever
Jul 23 2017 11:02 pm CET

Tour de France - Michael Matthews: This is a moment I will remember forever

Australian Michael Matthews has taken the Green Jersey of the points classification at the Tour de France. The rider of Team Sunweb also won two stages of the race.

The rider got the jersey when Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors) had to retire after a crash and held on to it until the last day. "It's been a roller-coaster with a lot of highs and lows," said Matthews.

"The second week was when mine and Warren's dreams started to come true. We more or less took it in turns with the wins and continued the momentum together, along with the rest of the team. To bring these beautiful jerseys to Paris is really something special and a moment I will remember forever."

Sunweb's CEO Iwan Spekenbrink is happy with the performance of the team. "We can be extremely proud of what we've achieved together over the last three weeks. It came down to having everybody committed to the exact same goals, to having an intelligent plan on how to achieve those goals and everybody committing to that plan, then working together to execute it."
Photo of Michael Matthews (cropped) © Team Sunweb





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