Mathew Hayman looks back on his Paris-Roubaix win

The selfless and dependable team player is still coming to terms with his Paris-Roubaix triumph

Matthew Hayman wins the 2016 Paris-Roubaix

(Image credit: Watson)

Mathew Hayman continues to speak as he rises from his chair to pose for a photo with a fan. Our interview at a cafe during the Tour de Yorkshire has been peppered with requests, which Hayman admits have been more prolific since he won Paris-Roubaix in a 15th career appearance just three weeks earlier.

The Australian veteran has been in the professional peloton a long time, 17 years, though playing the part of lauded champion is a new experience. He counts dependability among his greatest strengths and has forged a name for himself largely as a reticent super-domestique.

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