Matt Goss Wins Stage Two of Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic

Matt Goss stormed to his first victory of the 2014 season, taking out stage two of the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic. On just the second day of racing for the 2014 season, ORICA-GreenEDGE set up their leader for the win with a textbook lead-out. Goss capitalised on that hard work, taking victory ahead of Caleb Ewan (Subaru NSWIS) and Leigh Howard. “It’s really great to get a win so early … [Read more...]

Goss To Lead Team GreenEdge Tour de France Debut

PARIS, June 24, 2012 (AFP) - Australian team Orica-GreenEdge announced their nine-man team for this year's Tour de France on Sunday, with Matt Goss named as the designated leader for the sprint stages. A stage winner during May's Giro d'Italia, Goss made his Tour de France debut last year as part of the HTC-Highroad team that helped Mark Cavendish win the green points jersey. Now … [Read more...]

Aussie Trio Withdraw From Giro d’Italia

Cervinia, Italy, May 19, 2012 (AFP) - Australian trio Matt Goss, Brett Lancaster and Mark Renshaw withdrew from the Giro d'Italia prior to the 14th stage from Cherasco to here on Saturday. Goss - winner of the third stage - will next be seen at the Tour of Slovenia in June according to his team GreenEdge. Argentinian sprint ace Juan Jose Haedo also withdrew prior to the first truly … [Read more...]

All-Rounders Tipped To Reign Down Under

by Justin Davis ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 15, 2012 (AFP) - All-rounders are tipped to prevail over the sprint specialists when the Tour Down Under clicks into gear Tuesday, with course changes set to help riders who can both climb and finish fast. The six-stage event is the first of 28 races on the International Cycling Union (UCI) elite WorldTour series, and with rankings … [Read more...]

Goss Concedes Defeat, But Looks To Future Rainbows

Written by: Justin Davis COPENHAGEN, Sept 26, 2011 (AFP) - Matt Goss admitted he was beaten fair and square after being left to pick up the silver medal by triumphant HTC-Highroad teammate Mark Cavendish at the world road race championships Sunday. The Australian warned, however, that he will aim to make amends in at least another 10 years of trying to win cycling's coveted … [Read more...]

Goss Says He Could Edge Out Cav On Way To Rainbow Jersey

by Justin Davis Copenhagen, Sept 23, 2011 (AFP) - Australia's Matt Goss believes he could have the edge over HTC-Highroad teammate Mark Cavendish if the pair come to duel for cycling's coveted rainbow jersey at the road world championships on Sunday. The 266 km men's road race is the blue riband event of the week-long competition with the likes of Cavendish, Philippe Gilbert, … [Read more...]

Renshaw Is 10th Man As Goss Leads Aussies At Worlds

PARIS, Sept 14, 2011 (AFP) - Milan-San Remo champion Matt Goss will spearhead Australia's bid for the coveted rainbow jersey at the world road race championships in Copenhagen, where compatriot Mark Renshaw will sit among the replacements. Renshaw has made his name in recent years as the main lead-out man for British sprinter Mark Cavendish, the winner of 20 stages on the Tour de France. … [Read more...]

Boasson Hagen Gets First Tour Win, Hushovd Retains Yellow Jersey

Written by: Justin Davis (AFP) LISIEUX, France, July 7, 2011 - Norway's Edvald Boasson Hagen claimed his and Team Sky's maiden Tour de France victory when he powered to victory in the race's sixth stage on Thursday. Compatriot Thor Hushovd, of Garmin-Cervelo, finished third to retain the race leader's yellow jersey after 226.5km of racing from Dinan on the north coast to Lisieux in … [Read more...]

Goss Considers Dream Start to Tour de France

by Justin Davis(AFP) LES HERBIERS, France, July 1, 2011 - It's a prospect that most of the elite peloton won't even consider, but Australian debutant Matt Goss admits he could make a dream start to the Tour de France by pulling on the yellow jersey. The first stage of the 98th edition starts on Saturday with a 191.5km ride from Passage du Gois to Mont des Alouettes. And although … [Read more...]

Goss Gets Stage Win, Van Garderen Best Young Rider At Tour of California

Westlake Village, California, 22nd May 2011 - Matt Goss finished off the Amgen Tour of California with a stage win on the streets of Westake Village on Sunday, with teammate Tejay Van Garderen also securing the best young riders jersey and fifth place overall. "It's nice to finish off the tour with a win as well as Tejay taking the young riders jersey," said Goss. "The team worked really well … [Read more...]