Matt Goss stormed to his first victory of the 2014 season, taking out stage two of the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic. Goss finished ahead of Caleb Ewan (Subaru NSWIS) and Leigh Howard.
“It’s really great to get a win so early in the season. We’ve got a super strong team here, the guys rode so well today that it was easy for me, I just had to step up in last 150 meters or so and finish it off,” said Goss. “Yesterday I jumped across to the break, and I really struggled to recover after that effort. That kind of intensity is a shock to the system at this stage of the season. I didn’t feel bad, but I just wasn’t good enough to capitalize on my position. I’m really happy to change that today.”
Today’s win for Goss mirrors the start of his 2011 season, his most successful to date, given that it began with a win and taking the jersey on the very same stage at the Jayco Bay Cycling Classic.
“It’s nice to compare my win today with 2011, and I certainly hope it’s a sign of things to come,” said Goss. “I’m confident that my preparation has been right this year, but I’m looking forward to the next month of racing to see if things work out the way I’ve planned them, before I really start to draw any comparisons.”