Chaos, crashes and flat tyres: Tom Boonen recaps a 'standard' Paris-Roubaix

Tom Boonen says Mathew Hayman deserved his win at Paris-Roubaix on his 16th attempt, even though it denied the Belgian a place in the record books

Tom Boonen at the 2016 Paris-Roubaix (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Life goes on for Tom Boonen after he was denied a record-breaking fifth Paris-Roubaix title on Sunday, with the Belgian posting a picture on social media of him feeding his young daughter after the race.

The Etixx-Quick Step veteran was beaten by one of the few people in the race older than him - Orica-GreenEdge's Mathew Hayman, who won at the 16th attempt.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.