Talking Luft! with Matt Goss
Rapha presents Talking Luft!
We’re back with Talking Luft, and I’m chatting with a well-known name in Aussie cycling, you might not have heard his name for a while but you’ll definitely know it. He’s one of only two Australians to win the Italian monument Milan-San Remo, he’s a former teammate of mine, I’m talking of course about Matt Goss.
A born and bred Tasmanian, Gossy started his career on the track, and was a bronze medallist in the team pursuit at the World Championships in L.A. in 2005, before making the transition to the road and making his professional debut with Bjarne Riis at Team CSC in 2007. Throughout his career, he rode for other big teams including HTC Columbia, GreenEDGE, and MTN-Qhubeka. He is a two-time stage winner in the Giro d’Italia, and a Tour de France stage winner as part of the GreenEDGE TTT win in 2013.
He’s also an all-around good bloke and I’m stoked I got the chance to chat with him as part of The Race Communique at this year’s TDU. He gave us his insight into the race’s sprint stages, we also tested his knowledge on things like Tasmanian beers and past winners of Milan-San Remo and quizzed him in true Talking Luft fashion.
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