Matthew Holmes has joined the team at Sportive Breaks

Former pro cyclist Matthew Holmes joins Sportive Breaks

Former Lotto-Soudal rider Matthew Holmes has joined the team at Sportive Breaks .

British born, Matthew Holmes has enjoyed a successful cycling career, most recently riding for UCI World Team Lotto-Soudal: with career highlights including a stage win at the Tour Down Under, completion of the Giro d’Italia in both 2020 and 2022 and obtaining a polka dot jersey on the Criterium du Dauphine and Paris Nice. Holmes retires from professional sport this season, and his appointment at Sportive Breaks marks the start of an exciting new career path for the talented rider.

Sportive Breaks offered premium travel packages for cyclists looking to take part in Europe’s most prestigious cycling events, including Etape du Tour and Paris Roubaix, as well as organising international cycling breaks and weekenders. 

Holmes brings years of cycling and travel knowledge to the team at Sportive Breaks, and starts his new full-time position this week, in which he will be cultivating and developing bespoke travel packages for those looking to participate in the most prestigious and adventurous cycling events around the world. He will also be a friendly face on the ground at some of the most popular 2023 events, giving customers the chance to cycle with a former world team rider.  

“We are thrilled to have Matt join us at Sportive Breaks, he will be a key asset to the logistics behind the preparation of our tours,” said Alex De Waard, Director of Destination Sport Experiences UK and Sportive Breaks. “We are also very much looking forward to having him join us on some of our 2023 events and are confident that he’ll bring with him unrivalled wealth of experience and insight.”

Matthew added: “I’m extremely happy to be joining the team at Sportive Breaks. I have raced and trained abroad for most of my cycling career, so I feel I can understand the needs of the clients. I can’t wait to help create memorable trips.”

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