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


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).



18 Days of Racing
2574.2 Km covered

8th Paris-Nice
8th (8th stage) Paris-Nice
12th (3rd stage) Tour de la Provence
14th Tour de la Provence
15th (5th stage) Settimana Coppi e Bartali
16th (4th stage) Tour de la Provence
16th (1st stage) Paris-Nice
16th (4th stage) Paris-Nice
17th (4th stage) Settimana Coppi e Bartali
18th (7th stage) Paris-Nice
19th (2nd stage) Paris-Nice
19th (5th stage) Paris-Nice
20th (3rd stage) Settimana Coppi e Bartali
21th (6th stage) Paris-Nice
23th (3rd stage) Paris-Nice
25th (1st stage) Settimana Coppi e Bartali
26th (1st stage) Tour de la Provence
30th Settimana Coppi e Bartali
48th (6th stage) Settimana Coppi e Bartali
61th (2nd stage) Tour de la Provence