Matthews returns from injury to lead Sunweb at Milan-San Remo

Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb)

Michael Matthews will lead Team Sunweb at this weekend’s Milan-San Remo , with the team happy that he has sufficiently recovered from a fractured shoulder to contest the first monument of the season. Tom Dumoulin, who was forced to abandon Tirreno-Adriatico following a crash, has also been named in the seven-rider line-up. Matthews crashed heavily during Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, his first race of the season, just under three weeks ago. While he was able to finish the race, subsequent tests revealed that he had fractured his shoulder and he was immediately ruled out of Strade Bianche the following weekend. Tirreno-Adriatico was also on his calendar, but the team made the call to replace him with Chad Haga for the week-long race. Despite such a recent injury, Sunweb said in an update on the team website that they were confident Matthews was ready to compete. “Michael has been progressing very well ...

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