Matthew Busche

  
  


Date of Birth: May 9, 1985
Height: 5'9"/1.74m
Weight: 150lbs./68kg./10.1st.
Place of Birth: Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Hometown: Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Residence: Gerona, Spain
Education: Luther College
Pro Teams: RadioShack-Nissan-Trek (2012-Pres.), Team RadioShack (2010-11), Kelly Benefit Strategies (2009), ISCorp (2007-08)
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National Championship Experience

  • 1st place - 2011 USA Cycling Professional Road & Time Trial National Championships, Greenville, South Carolina, Road Race
  • 3rd place - 2011 USA Cycling Professional Road & Time Trial National Championships, Greenville, South Carolina, Time Trial
  • 5th place - 2010 USA Cycling Professional Road & Time Trial National Championships, Greenville, South Carolina, Time Trial
  • 7th place - 2010 USA Cycling Professional Road & Time Trial National Championships, Greenville, South Carolina, Road Race
  • 5th place - 2009 USA Cycling Professional Road & Time Trial National Championships, Greenville, South Carolina, Road Race

Career Highlights

  • 3rd place - 2010 Tour of Denmark
  • 4th place - 2010 Tour of Austria, Stage 3
  • 7th place - 2009 Tour of Utah
  • 9th place - 2009 Univest Grand Prix, Pennsylvania

Points of Interest

  • Matthew twice earned NCAA All-American recognition as a collegiate cross-country runner at Luther College.

Personal

Matthew Busche enjoyed tremendous success as a cross-country runner before cycling. As a collegiate athlete at Luther College in Iowa, Busche was twice named a NCAA All-American cross-country athlete as well as the 2007 Iowa Conference Most Valuable Player. After placing sixth as a sophomore and junior, Busche, as a senior, helped Luther College sweep the men's and women's Iowa Intercollegiate Athlete Conference (IIAC) cross-country championships. Busche earned the conference's most valuable runner accolades in the process.

An injury in 2005 steered him toward cycling as a form of cross-country training. He hasn't looked back since completing his running career. His meteoric rise in cycling is very rare.

After only two years as a stagiare for the Pro-Continental Team Kelly Benefit Strategies, Busche caught the attention of Johan Bruyneel, who offered him a contract to race as a member of the UCI ProTour Team, Team RadioShack.

With RadioShack, Busche has recorded impressive results, including three top-10 finishes in the road race contest and a pair of top-five results in the time trial contest of the USA Cycling Professional Road & Time Trial National Championships. After knocking on the door, Busche broke through on Memorial Day weekend in 2011 in dramatic fashion. On Saturday, Busche placed third in the time trial before winning a two-rider sprint to the finish line, narrowly edging the legendary George Hincapie in the road race on Monday in Greenville, S.C.

Busche resides with his wife, Lisa, in Gerona, Spain.


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