Matthew Busche (born May 9, 1985) is an American former professional road racing cyclist, who rode professionally between 2009 and 2016 for the Kelly Benefit Strategies, Team RadioShack, Trek Factory Racing and UnitedHealthcare teams. In 2009, he gained notoriety for his rapid rise from a Wisconsin-based amateur team to Team RadioShack within the course of one season. Busche was the 2011 and 2015 US National Road Race Champion.
Busche at the 2010 Tour de Romandie.
|Full name||Matthew Craig Busche|
|Born||May 9, 1985|
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||68 kg (150 lb)|
|2009||Kelly Benefit Strategies|
|One-day races and classics
Busche, son of Craig and Cindy Busche, grew up in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin and is a graduate of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He got his start in endurance sports as a runner, and first took up cycling in 2005 as a form of cross-training during a running injury. He was a two-time NCAA All-American cross country athlete, and the 2007 Iowa Conference MVP. Completing his college running career in 2007, Busche switched his focus to cycling and joined the ISCorp amateur cycling team. During his second season of racing in 2009, Busche rode as a stagiaire for Pro-Continental team Kelly Benefits Strategies, and was later offered a contract with UCI ProTour team, Team RadioShack. Busche spent two years with Team RadioShack and moved with a number of riders to the former Leopard Trek team to form RadioShack–Nissan for the 2012 season.
On December 15, 2016, Busche announced his retirement from professional cycling. Busche currently lives in Brevard, North Carolina with his wife, Lisa.
- 5th Road race, National Road Championships
- 7th Overall Tour of Utah
- 9th Overall Univest Grand Prix
- 3rd Overall Danmark Rundt
- 5th Time trial, National Road Championships
- National Road Championships
- 2nd Overall Tour of Utah
- 8th Overall USA Pro Cycling Challenge
- 4th Gran Premio Città di Camaiore
- 5th Overall Tour of Utah
- 6th Overall Tour of California
- 7th Overall Tour of Austria
- 5th Overall USA Pro Cycling Challenge
- 1st Road race, National Road Championships
- 1st Stage 1 (TTT) Tour of Alberta
- 7th Overall Tour of the Gila
- 8th The Reading 120
- 9th Winston-Salem Cycling Classic
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- "All-Americans and NCAA Post Graduate Scholars".
- Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – 2007 Iowa Conference Cross Country Championships
- One-on-one with RadioShack’s Matt Busche
- "Matthew Busche to retire at age 31". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. December 15, 2016. Retrieved July 12, 2019.