In the 17 seasons that Mathew Hayman has been a professional cyclist, he’s missed only two editions of Paris-Roubaix. The champion of the 114th edition was often a domestique for others but his passion for the event has seen him elevated to leadership status.

In 2016, the year of his success, an injury meant he was given freedom: to ride team tactics but also seize any chances that may arise.

He made the break “around the 75km mark” and eventually led Tom Boonen and Ian Stannard over the finish line.

Here is a summary of his 15 starts in Paris-Roubaix… and his 15 finishes.


Year Winner Hayman time difference Hayman’s Team
2000 Johan Museeuw 65th 14’32”  Rabobank
2001 Servais Knaven 49th 22’52”  Rabobank
2002 Johan Museeuw 50th 25’29”  Rabobank
2003 Peter van Petegem 26th 2’28”  Rabobank
2004 Magnus Backstedt  Rabobank
2005 Tom Boonen 78th 15’34”  Rabobank
2006 Fabian Cancellara 23rd 6’49”  Rabobank
2007 Stuart O’Grady  Rabobank
2008 Tom Boonen 113th 29’35”  Rabobank
2009 Tom Boonen 21st 6’32”  Rabobank
2010 Fabian Cancellara 24th 7’05” Team Sky
2011 Johan Vansummeren 10th 47″ Team Sky
2012 Tom Boonen 8th 3’31” Team Sky
2013 Fabian Cancellara 52nd 3’32” Team Sky
2014 Niki Terpstra 41st 4’14” Orica-GreenEdge
2015 John Degenkolb 76th 7’50” Orica-GreenEdge
2016 Mathew Hayman 1st Orica-GreenEdge