Matthews Claims Maiden One-Day Worldtour Win In Quebec

Greg van Avermaet, Michael Matthews and Jasper Stuyven on the podium in Quebec

Michael Matthews ( Team Sunweb ) continued his strong second half of the season with a convincing win in the GP Cycliste de Québec on Friday. The Australian burst from the pack to win ahead of Greg Van Avermaet ( BMC Racing ) and Jasper Stuyven ( Trek-Segafredo ), and paid tribute to Australia's last winner of the race, Simon Gerrans , who will retire from the sport in the coming weeks. This year has been a rocky one for Matthews , who has suffered injury, illness and bad luck ever since his first race of the season in February. The 27-year-old has been chasing form and fitness all year, but after pulling out of the Tour de France due to illness, he regrouped and claimed a stage win and took second overall at the BinckBank Tour in August. On Friday he was back to his best, timing his dash ...

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