Cyclist: Matt Green
Racing Age/DOB: 28; October 2, 1988
Hometown: Haywards Heath, England
Current Residence: Easy Troy, WI
Racing Strengths: Breakaways
VL Technics – Abutriek, Cinelli
Cyclingnews – Jako
Marco Polo pb Donckers Koffie
9th San Dimas Road Race
Top Three Career Results:
1st La Chapelle Des Fougterez (France)
2nd Kluisbergen – Ruien (Belgium)
3rd Tour de Aix En Provence (France)
Goals for 2016: Regain full fitness after successful rehab from serious injury
Personal Hobbies/Interests: Reading, occasional writing, trying to maintain the Dutch I’ve learned over the years, the development of younger athletes
First Bike: F.Moser. The colour was midnight blue. I still use it as a town bike.
What would you be doing if you weren’t cycling? Probably thinking about it. It’s all I’ve ever known.
Favorite Training Ride: Mountains and coastline of the Almeria region of Spain.
Favorite Race: The Ras in Ireland
Favorite Music: Hip-Hop, prog rock, punk, or chillstep
If you could race any cyclist (dead or alive) who would it be and what discipline: Frank Vandenbroucke. We were teammates for a season. He was my idol growing up. I obviously cannot race him any more or even race with him. He opened my eyes about a lot to do with the sport of cycling.
If you could write the first line for your personal Wikipedia page what would it say: Still here after all these years.
Toughest race you’ve done and why: Ronde van Drente. I was a first year u23 racing establisted world tour pros. It was my first race of the season. I have never tried so hard for 220km in my life again.
What cycling accomplishment are you most proud of? The 9 years I’ve been a professional and the incredible young riders I’ve opened doors for along the way
Any unique pre-race routines or lucky charms? My bottle cage bolts are from metal rods that are still in my femur and tibia. I just put them in. We’ll see how lucky they are!