Michael Matthews won the XO Communications Sprint jersey at the Tour of Utah. The double stage winner moved into the sprint classification lead following stage two before ceding the distinctive purple jersey to Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) the following day. Matthews won back the points jersey on the final day of racing.
“Two stage wins and the sprint jersey was more than we set out to achieve. As far as preparation goes for the Vuelta and other late season races, the Tour of Utah was perfect. It was a great week of racing at high altitude.” - Sport Director Matt Wilson
“I didn’t expect to come out of the Tour of Utah with two stage wins, one podium and the points jersey. I’ve been training well leading up to this. I have a fair big races coming up, so it’s a good time to be on good form. My mid-season training has been really good this year; it’s been better than in the last few years. I knew I was strong, but I didn’t know I had good race form. Hopefully I keep improving from here.” - Michael Matthews