Matthew Stephens

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Matthew Stephens (born January 4, 1970 in London , England ) is a retired British cyclist .

Stephens started cycling in 1986. He had his first success in 1989 when he won the overall ranking during the Hessen Tour . At the Summer Olympics in Barcelona in 1992 he took part in the road race, in which he finished 61st place. In 1995 he won the Tom Simpson Memorial .

In 1998, Stephens turned pro with the British team Harrods and won the road race of the British National Championship. The following year he moved to the Linda McCartney Racing Team . Here he again won the Tom Simpson Memorial , took part in the Giro d'Italia in 2000 and won the Isle of Man International (also Manx Trophy) race in 2001 , which was one of the most traditional international road races in Great Britain. In 2003 he was successful in the overall ranking of the Tour of Northumberland . From 2001 Stephens drove for the UCI Continental Team Sigma Sport . After breaking his knee during the 2011 Paris – Troyes one-day race , he ended his career prematurely.

Before his cycling career, Stephens was a full-time police officer. After the end of his active career, he became sports director. Together with Daniel Lloyd , Tom Last and Simon Richardson , he commented on the video contributions of the Global Cycling Network until April 2018 .


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  1. Matthew Stephens in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )