Michael Matthews – Cycling

In 2017, Michael Matthews achieved what many regard as the ultimate achievement for a road cycling sprinter by winning the coveted Tour de France green jersey – the sprinters’ equivalent of the yellow jersey.

In doing so, “Bling” became only the third Australian and also third person from the southern hemisphere to ride into Paris with the green jersey on his back.

In 2017, he was also part of the winning team in the 2017 World Championships team time trial, won stages at two other UCI World Tour races, and placed 4th in one of the five “monuments” of the classics, Liege-Bastogne-Liege.