Portrait ofMatteo Jorgenson
Place: Boise, Idaho
Birth: 01/07/1999
Country: USA
Height: 190 Cm
Weight: 65 Kg
Pro debut: 2018
Career path:

2020: Movistar Team
2018: Jelly Belly

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Matteo Jorgenson

Built tough

BREAKTHROUGH. Matteo Jorgenson was one of the Movistar Team’s biggest surprises in the 2020 season. The Idaho native, who loves the toughest classics and stageraces, especially with foul weather -other than a nice timetrialist-, shone wherever he rode last year. 17th in his first ever Monument, no less than the longest Milano-Sanremo in this century; on the attack in Varese and Liège, despite a tough crash; leading the Blues’ performance in Huy; and leaving an impression of great consistency in all terrains, despite being just 21. He was a reserve for the Giro – and even for La Vuelta, sharing the final days of preparation in Irún with the rest of the Movistar Team roster for the race.

PURE COMMITMENT. Jorgenson perfectly depicts how often it becomes really hard for US riders to gain a place in the European peloton. After many efforts -and several journeys to the continent- with local outfits Byrds, Hot Tubes and Jelly Belly, and many e-mails every night to every single development squad in Europe, Matteo ended up at the AG2R Chambéry team, the development squad of the French WorldTour team, where he obtained great results: winner of the Points jersey at the Tour de l’Avenir, where he even stood in 2nd overall before the last weekend of racing, and 4th at the Ronde de l’Isard, the biggest Pyrenees race for U23 competitors. That’s how Matteo earned a place in the WorldTour with the Movistar Team.

AMERICA IS BACK IN BLUE. Jorgenson became in 2020 only the second rider from the United States to join the Abarca Sports organisation, after Andrew Hampsten, who briefly rode for the Banesto team in 1995. In 2021, Matteo won’t be alone: Californian Leah Thomas will share teams with Matteo, with also Abner González in – the Puerto Rican (that’s his UCI license) riding under US denomination as an amateur in Spain in 2020 due to the island’s special status.

Matteo lives during the season in Nice, an idyllic place for cyclists for its many different roads, from the big mountains to the hilly places Jorgenson enjoys so much. He shares training rides with another Idaho native: his friend Will Barta (EF Pro Cycling).

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Results
2021

63 Days of Racing
9998.6 Km covered

2nd (7th stage) Tour of Britain
3rd (7th stage) Tour de Pologne
8th (2nd stage) Deutschland-Tour
8th Paris-Nice
8th (8th stage) Paris-Nice
9th (6th stage) Tour of Britain
12th (3rd stage) Tour de la Provence
14th Tour de la Provence
14th (1st stage) Tour of Britain
15th (5th stage) Settimana Coppi e Bartali
16th (1st stage) Deutschland-Tour
16th (1st stage) Paris-Nice
16th (4th stage) Paris-Nice
16th (4th stage) Tour de la Provence
17th (4th stage) Settimana Coppi e Bartali
18th (7th stage) Paris-Nice
19th (5th stage) Paris-Nice
19th Tour of Britain
19th (2nd stage) Paris-Nice
20th (3rd stage) Settimana Coppi e Bartali
21th (1st stage) Tour de Pologne
21th (6th stage) Paris-Nice
21th (4th stage) Deutschland-Tour
23th (3rd stage) Paris-Nice
25th (1st stage) Settimana Coppi e Bartali
25th Prueba Villafranca - Ordiziako Klasika
26th Deutschland-Tour
26th (1st stage) Tour de la Provence
30th Settimana Coppi e Bartali
31th (10th stage) Giro d'Italia
31th (6th stage) Tour de Pologne
32th (2nd stage) Tour of Britain
34th (1st stage) Giro d'Italia
35th (4th stage) Tour of Britain
36th (21th stage) Giro d'Italia
41th (8th stage) Tour of Britain
48th (6th stage) Settimana Coppi e Bartali
56th (11th stage) Giro d'Italia
56th (4th stage) Tour de Pologne
56th Liège-Bastogne-Liège
60th (3rd stage) Deutschland-Tour
61th (2nd stage) Tour de la Provence
65th Clásica San Sebastián
66th (16th stage) Giro d'Italia
68th (20th stage) Giro d'Italia
76th (5th stage) Tour of Britain
87th (19th stage) Giro d'Italia
91th Flèche Wallonne
91th (15th stage) Giro d'Italia
95th (3rd stage) Giro d'Italia
98th Giro d'Italia
100th (8th stage) Giro d'Italia
101th (9th stage) Giro d'Italia
108th (7th stage) Giro d'Italia
111th (2nd stage) Tour de Pologne
113th Tour de Pologne
119th (6th stage) Giro d'Italia
121th (5th stage) Tour de Pologne
125th (18th stage) Giro d'Italia
125th (5th stage) Giro d'Italia
128th (14th stage) Giro d'Italia
138th (4th stage) Giro d'Italia
143th (3rd stage) Tour de Pologne
145th (17th stage) Giro d'Italia
147th (13th stage) Giro d'Italia
161th (2nd stage) Giro d'Italia
163th (12th stage) Giro d'Italia