Canberra cyclist Matthews won the ACT male athlete of the year prize on Friday night as Froome arrived for L'Etape.
Former schoolmates Caroline Buchanan and Michael Matthews won the top ACT sport awards on Friday.
A Tour de France spin-off event will attract 3500 riders to the Snowy Mountains this weekend.
The Commonwealth Games bronze medalist was rattled after almost being hit by a car in Canberra.
But L'Etape organisers are confident the 3500 riders will be safe as they prepare for to tackle the grueling course.
The Team Sky champion is trying for a clean sweep of yellow, red and pink jerseys.
A proposal to move the Melbourne to Warrnambool Cycling Classic from its traditional October timeslot without consultation has angered custodians of the race in south-west Victoria.
He's already got the green jersey, now Canberra cycling star Michael Matthews has a triple crown to wear as well.
Tour de France green jersey winner Michael Matthews has capped his stunning season with three major honours at the Cycling Australia awards in Melbourne.
"The Oppy" could be Tour de France green jersey winner Michael Matthews' cherry on top of a stunning 2017.
Canberra cyclist Michael Matthews could start collecting sprinter's points jerseys from other grand tours.
The head of Victoria's newly created Office for Women in Sport and Recreation, Bridie O'Donnell, knows all too well how difficult life can be for female athletes.
Australian star Richie Porte will return to cycling after his horrific Tour de France crash at this weekend's Japan Cup.
Melbourne cyclist becomes first rider in 102 editions of the event to claim consecutive wins.
Tour de France green jersey winner Michael Matthews was a special guest on Canberra's streets.
Organisers plan another instalment of a race described as the Hunger Games on Wheels.
A thump of his handlebars as Michael Matthews crossed the finish line was in frustration.
Peter Sagan has become the first rider to win three road race world titles in a row.
Chloe Hosking's selection appeal was vindicated after Australia won silver at the road world championships.
Winner Brendan Johnston has called for Canberra's premier race to be put back on the NRS calendar.