Sneha Girap (Editor)

Matt White (cyclist)

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Full name  Matthew White
Name  Matt White
Nickname  Whitey
Height  1.81 m

1999–2000  Vini Caldirola
Weight  72 kg
2001–2003  U.S. Postal Service
Current team  Orica–GreenEDGE
Matt White (cyclist) Aussie cycling ace Matt White admits doping The Australian

Born  22 February 1974 (age 47) Sydney, Australia (1974-02-22)
1996–1997  Giant-Australian Institute of Sport
1998  Amore & Vita–ForzArcore
Role  Professional Road Racing Cyclist
Disciplines  Road bicycle racing, track cycling
Similar  Kim Andersen (cyclist), Peter Sagan, Simon Yates (cyclist)

Matthew "Matt" White (born 22 February 1974 in Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian former professional road racing cyclist. Currently White is working as a sporting director for Orica–Scott. White has also worked as a Sporting Director for Garmin–Cervélo but was let go because of doping offenses during his racing career. His most notable results are winning a stage of the 1999 Tour de Suisse and another stage victory at the 2005 Tour Down Under. He mainly worked as a domestique throughout his career, sacrificing personal ambitions to help his leader.

Matt White (cyclist) OricaGreenEDGE directer Matt White linked to Lance

Biography

Matt White (cyclist) Matt White cycling ban

White started competitive cycling at age 14. Like so many other Australian professional riders he started his career on the track under Charlie Walsh, competing in the Junior World Championship in Athens. In 1994 he attended the Commonwealth Games in Victoria Canada, his fourth spot in the Team Time Trial was taken by soon to be retired Phil Anderson but he did compete in & finish the road race. Turning professional in 1996 at age 22 with the Giant-Australian Institute of Sport team under the GIANT-A.I.S. Sports Director and Australian National Coach, German born Heiko Salzwedel. During this period the team's European headquarters were in Cottbus, Germany.

Matt White (cyclist) httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu

After 2 years with the Australian GIANT-AIS Cycling Team, White then went through Italian teams Amore & Vita–ForzArcore (1998) and Vini Caldirola (1999) before finding himself on the US Postal Service team from 2001 through to 2003. In this period White was not selected to ride the Tour de France with Lance Armstrong but did ride the 2003 Vuelta a España in support of Roberto Heras. In 2004, Matthew moved to the French Cofidis team to join fellow Australian Stuart O'Grady.

Matt White (cyclist) Can exdoper Matt White lead a clean procycling team

He was selected in the Cofidis team to ride the 2004 Tour de France, but did not make the start line after falling and breaking his collar bone just hours prior to the start while warming up. Much to his relief he was selected again in 2005 and made it to the start. In 2005 he won stage 4 at the Tour Down Under, besting fellow Aussie Robbie McEwen to the sprint after their escape group of six riders succeeded.

Matt White (cyclist) Matt White dismissed by Cycling Australia Cycling Weekly

White also coached his wife, Jane Saville, to a bronze medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics in the 20 km race walk. The couple split their time between Sydney and Olivia, Spain.

In 2012, as head of Australia's cycling team, Orica-GreenEDGE, Matt White admitted that during his competitive career he used performance-enhancing drugs while on the U.S. Postal Service squad, where doping formed part of the team's strategy and said "I too was involved in that strategy". He stood down from his role with Orica-GreenEDGE on 13 October 2012. On 17 October 2012 Matt White was sacked as a national coach by Cycling Australia due to his use of performance-enhancing drugs. Despite his involvement in doping Orica-GreenEDGE announced on 11 June 2013 that it was reinstating Matt White as their sports director.

References

Matt White (cyclist) Wikipedia