Shakedown on the pavé: Mat Hayman's epic Paris-Roubaix win

Mathew Hayman wins 2016 Paris-Roubaix
Mathew Hayman wins 2016 Paris-Roubaix ahead of Tom Boonen and Ian Stannard (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

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This article featured in Procycling magazine issue 224 2016

The spring of 2011 produced a series of Classics in which the natural order was in disarray, when the kings were momentarily deposed. Matt Goss was the best sprinter to make the starry eight-man group to contest Milan-San Remo. Nick Nuyens bluffed his way to victory in a pulsating edition of Flanders against, on paper, a much stronger group of rivals. And Johan Vansummeren became the last in a decently long list of usurpers to have their moment in the surprisingly strong northern French sunshine at Roubaix. 

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