Australian biking big name Michael Matthews has proven he is not off course for the sector highway championships by means of effectively protecting his name in Quebec.

Matthews outsprinted an elite box to take out the 201.6km Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec.

3-time international champion Peter Sagan was once 2nd and Belgian big name Greg Van Avermaet was once 3rd.

It is a well timed spice up for the 28-year-old Canberra local close to the top of a tricky season.

Matthews suffered concussion when he crashed out of Paris-Great in March.

Then Sunweb’s Excursion de France plans had been upended when staff chief Tom Dumoulin was once compelled out of the race via damage.

Matthews’ Excursion arrangements had fascinated with supporting Dumoulin and after the Dutchman was once compelled to withdraw, he was once not able to attain any giant effects himself within the race.

However profitable once more in Quebec is a sturdy signal for Matthews sooner than the September 29 males’s elite highway race on the Yorkshire worlds.

Matthews received silver on the worlds in 2015 at the back of Sagan and he’ll be one of the crucial secure riders once more in a powerful Australian line-up.

“I am more than pleased that the exhausting paintings is after all paying off,” Matthews mentioned.

“I labored tremendous exhausting after the Excursion to get able on the finish of the season. It is great to get one thing again from all of the exhausting paintings since my crash in Paris-Great after which after the Excursion de France.”

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