• Former Milan-San Remo champion Matt Goss (Sirotti)Source: Sirotti
Matt Goss will ride for ONE Pro Cycling as the UK based team makes a move from the Continental to ProContinental ranks in 2016.
Cycling Central

Cycling Central
13 Oct 2015 - 8:36 AM  UPDATED 13 Oct 2015 - 8:40 AM

Goss joins fellow Australian Steele Von Hoff on the 20-rider roster at ONE Pro after a single season at MTN-Qhubeka where he failed make an impact in its breakthrough year.

The 28-year-old Australian has spent a siginficant proportion of his career in the WorldTour but has struggled in the last three years to regain the form which saw him win the 2011 Milan-San Remo and finishing second to Mark Cavendish at the road world championships that same year.

"I’m really excited to join ONE Pro Cycling, it’s a new challenge and I want to make the most of the opportunity," Goss said.

"The team have experienced a lot of success in their first year on the road and they have a lot to look forward to in the upcoming season.

"It’s not often you get the chance to join a fresh new team in which everyone including riders and support staff are motivated by the same end goal.

"I hope that my knowledge and experience will play a key role in helping ONE Pro Cycling achieve the best possible results as they move to Professional Continental level racing.

Having spoken to Matt Prior and Simon Chappell I’m confident in the way in which the team has been set up and the support each rider will receive to help us perform to the best of our ability. ONE Pro Cycling are still on their way up and I’m sure there are a lot of good things to come.’

The team said that it hopes to work closely with Goss to bring him back to the levels seen when riding for HTC-Columbia and Orica-GreenEDGE.

"I’m really excited to welcome Matt to the team," sports director Matt Winston said. "It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to have a rider of his calibre become part of ONE Pro Cycling.

"We want to work closely with Matt to make sure he’s in an environment where he can return to his best and we are confident that during the 2016 season we will see that happen."