| Mathew Hayman|
| 20 April 1978 (age 37)
Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia (1978-04-20) |
Mathew Hayman (born 20 April 1978) is an Australian professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTeam Orica–Scott. Hayman is an experienced and respected domestique, as he typically takes on a supporting role within his team. Hayman is a specialist in the cobbled classics.
Hayman left Team Sky at the end of the 2013 season, and joined Orica–GreenEDGE for the 2014 season.
On 10 April 2016, he won Paris–Roubaix, the eighth professional victory of his career. He was part of a breakaway of 16 riders that escaped from the peloton in the early stages of the race, which was later joined by a group which was formed after the peloton broke up following a crash 115 km from the finish. In the closing stages Hayman managed to close the gap on a select group of riders attacking from the lead group, and in the final sprint at Roubaix Velodrome, he beat Tom Boonen, Ian Stannard, Sep Vanmarcke and Edvald Boasson Hagen. His first reaction was one of disbelief: "I can’t believe it [...] This is my favorite race, it’s a race I dream of every year. This year I didn’t even dare to dream."
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