Matthews will participate in the Giro d’italia, will miss the Tour de France


Michael Matthews will miss the Tour de France for the first time in 2014, as it seeks, rather, the Giro d’italia this season.

His team Sunweb has unveiled its plans for the season 2020 Wednesday, confirming that the calendar, Matthews would have his third appearance in his career at the Giro, as well as a starting Milan-San Remo, but not Turn. The Australian 29-year-old, who won the green jersey in the Tour 2017, has already made two starts in the Giro, winning each for a stage victory in 2014 and 2015.

At the present time, the team Sunweb planned for the Tower is composed of Søren Kragh Andersen, Nikias Arndt, Tiesj Benoot, Cees Bol, Marc Hirschi, Joris Nieuwenhuis, Nicholas Roche and Jasha Sütterlin. A similar range will play most of the classics.

For the Giro d’italia, the team will Matthews, Nico Denz, Chris Hamilton, Jai Hindley, Wilco Kelderman, Sam Oomen, Casper Pedersen and Martijn Tusveld.

“We will work towards goals specific to each of the Grand Tours and aim for results in the classics, that we will deal with a strong group of riders,” said head coach Rudi Kemna.

“The Tour de France waits as the first of the Grand Tours on the calendar, where we will be working towards the success of step through sprints and races offensive. The objective of the Giro d’italia will be the GC and the sprints difficult, while in the Vuelta a España will be devoted to the development of our young talent, some of whom will have the opportunity to make their debut in the grand tour. ”

The team also gave a preview of plans for its women’s team, but without details of composition concrete for the big races.

“Our women’s programme has been recently strengthened with the addition of the trailing world number one, Lorena Wiebes – a great boost for the team,” said Kemna. “Our ambition is to become the best team in women’s professional cycling remains unchanged, and continuing the way they have started our season, we believe in delivering strong results in the classics and the Giro Rosa. “


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