Sept 16, 2015 – Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling today announced that Matti Breschel will join the team in 2016.
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The 31-year-old Danish pro has been a medalist at the Road World Championships, netting Silver and Bronze, and has achieved 5 top-10’s at Worlds over the course of his career.
Well-known for his intelligent riding style, Breschel is also a Classics specialist (he has twice finished in the top 10 at the Tour of Flanders). The former Danish National Road Champion is also a Vuelta stage winner, a Dwars door Vlaanderen champion, and in 2015 he was 6th at E3 Harelbeke, 7th at the Vattenfall Classics and won two stages and the points jersey at Danmark Rundt.
“Matti is a huge talent,” said Jonathan Vaughters, CEO, Slipstream Sports and Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling. “He will lend Classics horsepower and all around experience to a young team, and is capable of great results himself. I think its possible his talent has been underestimated in the past and that is something we are looking to change. We are very excited to add him to our roster.”
Breschel added: “I am very excited to join Cannondale-Garmin in 2016. I have a lot of respect for Jonathan Vaughters and his vision and I know many of the riders and directors. It is a great group of guys. I’m looking forward to the Cobbled Classics and hope to achieve a result for myself there and also hope to help the team achieve great performances and victories.”