The young Australian is now into his fourth season with the team and looks to build on his previous development in 2021.
2019 saw Michael complete his second Vuelta a España, an experience that he both enjoyed and wants to take with him into the coming years.
Heading back to the Vuelta in 2020, Michael was part of an exciting group that hunted stages, with the young Australian claiming his first Grand Tour podium stage finish alongside another impressive sixth place.
It was Michael’s older brother that got him into the sport of cycling after he previously did athletics then triathlon. Starting racing bikes at the age of 12, he immediately fell in love with the sport although he jokingly admits that it actually took him quite a while to learn how to ride a bike properly.
A fan of the competitive side of the sport, Michael also likes the simplicity of just going out on his bike and exploring new places while training, spending time with his own thoughts in some beautiful scenery.
A self-confessed introvert, Michael spends his time off the bike either reading, watching Netflix, hiking or spending time with his girlfriend. He has also taken up cooking more recently and makes a mean Thai green curry.