Matthew Busche is the current USA Cycling Pro Road Race Champion and the first professional road cyclist to sign with SPY. In 2009, he appeared on everyone’s radar as a flying object of two-wheeling terror when he catapulted from relative obscurity on a Wisconsin-based amateur cycling team to Lance Armstrong's UCI ProTour Team RadioShack in one season—quite a start for a guy who only took to the bike in 2005 to rehab a running injury and for cross-training.
Even before he hit the road, it was clear that Matthew was packing a big motor. In college, he was a two-time NCAA All-American cross country athlete and the 2007 Iowa Conference MVP. He switched his focus full-time to cycling in 2007, clinched two Wisconsin State Road Race titles in quick order and, in 2009, signed-on with Pro-Continental team Kelly Benefits Strategies in his second season of racing. Shortly thereafter, Johan Bruyneel picked up the phone and gave Matthew an offer he couldn’t refuse, inspired by a series of remarkable finishes concluding with a 7th-place finish in the Tour of Utah. Now in his second season with RadioShack, Busche lives and trains in Girona, Spain, when he’s not enjoying good ol’ Midwest home cookin’ back in the States.
Matthew is a critical addition to the SPY team and to our whole Performance program—the marquee athlete that rounds-off what we’ve been doing in mountain biking and with local and regional road teams, cyclocross events and teams, and with independent bike shops. The guy is killing it already and it’s just the beginning of his career. We’re looking forward to having a lot of fun working with him as he turns the screws on the world’s best for a very long time to come.