Matthew Goss

Cycling

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World champion cyclist Matthew Goss enjoyed 17 major wins during an international career from 2005 to 2016.

Matthew first enjoyed success as a junior in 2004 by winning Gold at the Junior Track World Championships in the Team Pursuit, and Gold in the Junior Track World – Madison, in the United States of America. In 2004, Matthew also won Gold in the Commonwealth Youth Games, Australia, Track Points Race.

In 2005, Matthew won Gold in the Track World Cup Team Pursuit in Moscow, and bronze in the Track World Championships, in the Team Pursuit, in the United States.

In 2006, Matthew became World Champion by winning Gold in the Track World Cup Team Pursuit in Denmark. That year, Matthew also won silver at the Commonwealth Games.

In 2007, Matthew signed with Team CSC becoming the youngest rider to race in the World Tour at the age of 20.

A talented sprinter, Matthew won a stage of the Tour of Britain in his first year as a professional. He also showed strength in the classics during the 2008 and 2009 seasons with podium finishes in Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, Gent-Wevelgem and winning Paris-Brussels. He went to win stages of the Giro d'Italia, Paris-Nice, Tirreno-Adriatico, the Tour Down Under and also won the GP Plouay.

A highlight of Matthew’s cycling career was in 2011 when he won the Milano-Sanremo 298-kilometre one day race. In 2011, Matthew also won silver in the Road World Championships Road Race, in Denmark.

During Matthew’s career he also had stage wins in the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, Vuelta a Espana, Paris-Nice, Tour Down Under, Tour of California and Philadelphia International.

Matthew represented Australia at the London 2012 Olympics in the road race.

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