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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.[4][5] Busche was the 2011 and 2015 US National Road Race Champion.[6]

Matthew Busche
Matthew Busche - Tour de Romandie 2010, Stage 3.jpg
Busche at the 2010 Tour de Romandie.
Personal information
Full nameMatthew Craig Busche
Born (1985-05-09) May 9, 1985 (age 34)
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, U.S.
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Rider typeAll-rounder
Professional team(s)
2009Kelly Benefit Strategies
2010–2011Team RadioShack
Major wins
One-day races and classics
National Road Race Championships (2011, 2015)


Busche, son of Craig and Cindy Busche, grew up in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin and is a graduate of Luther College[7] 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.[8][9] 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.[10] 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.[1]

On December 15, 2016, Busche announced his retirement from professional cycling.[11] Busche currently lives in Brevard, North Carolina with his wife, Lisa.

Major resultsEdit

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
1st   Road race
3rd Time trial
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


  1. ^ a b "RadioShack-Nissan-Trek announces lineup for 2012". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. December 5, 2011. Retrieved January 17, 2012.
  2. ^ "Trek Factory Racing (TFR) – USA". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved January 4, 2014.
  3. ^ Retrieved January 22, 2016. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ From Tosa to the Tour: Busche joins Armstrong's Team RadioShack – JSOnline
  5. ^ Livin’ the dream – Cat 5 to RadioShack in three years – Matthew Busche | theroaddiaries
  6. ^ Wauwatosa native Matthew Busche wins USA Cycling Pro Road Championship – JSOnline
  7. ^ "Luther grad on Tour de France 2014". Luther College. Luther College. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  8. ^ "All-Americans and NCAA Post Graduate Scholars".
  9. ^ Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – 2007 Iowa Conference Cross Country Championships
  10. ^ One-on-one with RadioShack’s Matt Busche
  11. ^ "Matthew Busche to retire at age 31". Future plc. December 15, 2016. Retrieved July 12, 2019.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Matthew Busche at Wikimedia Commons

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ben King
USA National Road Race Champion
Succeeded by
Timmy Duggan