At the 2011 UCI World Road Championships Elite Mens Road Race, Matt Goss finished second, behind Mark Cavendish of the UK and Andre Greipel of Germany. Hosted in Denmark, it was heavily speculated that the course suited a sprint finish with Cavendish the favourite.
Coming into the final lap the Australians took the lead of the peloton however coming towards the last kilometre this fell apart. Cavendish help Matt Goss’s wheel and then took his break with Goss catching up and but perfect timing by Cavendish put him ahead over the finishline. For third place, Andre Greipel won the photo finish against Fabian Cancellara.