Goss Signs with Team MTN-Qhubeka
Matt Goss has taken victories at multiple WorldTour events, including stages at the Giro d'Italia, Tirreno-Adriatico and Paris-Nice. Goss' most famous triumph, however, is his victory in the 2011 Milano-San Remo classic.
"I am very excited to be joining Africa’s Pro-Continental outfit, Team MTN-Qhubeka," Goss told RoadCycling.com. "I think that the foundations and ideas that the team is built on are really inspiring and motivating. Racing and winning as a team, for the sponsors and myself while helping to raise awareness for a great foundation like Qhubeka. I can’t wait to make the most of this opportunity by winning at the highest level throughout the Spring Classics and grand tours."
Goss says he has great faith in the strength and value of the reinforced MTN-Qhubeka team, which is currently being constructed. The team has also signed American Tyler Farrar from Team Garmin-Sharp-POC, but Goss views riding with fellow sprinter Farrar more as an opportunity than as a threat.
"The team being built for 2015 is going to be a fantastic team with great depth, strength and motivation. I come with a lot of experience racing at highest level over the past eight years and I'm excited to share my knowledge with the new generation of up and coming African riders. I look forward to working with the many other strong riders already part of Team MTN-Qhubeka and the riders joining for 2015."
While Goss is an experienced professional cyclist having spent his latest eight years racing for UCI ProTeams, the MTN-Qhubeka team management believes the 27-year-old rider has his best years ahead of him. The team management will dedicate valuable resources to facilitating an additional peak and the experience and sprinting capabilities that Goss brings to his new team will be valuable to the team's ambitions of being successful in the Spring classics and the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a Espana.
"Matthew Goss is a great addition to our strong focus on the Spring Classics and grand tours next year," MTN-Qhubeka Team Principal Douglas Ryder explained. "He has worked for some of the best sprinters in the world and has won many significant races too. This commitment to team work and team success is what will help Team MTN-Qhubeka become more successful and bring our more than fifty percent African rider group to a higher level."
The team is calling for Goss fans around the globe to keep supporting their star in his MTN-Qhubeka outfit.