Ever since Mat Hayman won Paris-Roubaix on Sunday, their Backstage Pass video of the race was going to be something special – and they haven’t disappointed us, it's a cracker.
The race means more than any other to the 37-year-old, who has ridden it 15 times – and the behind the scenes video shows exactly what his win meant to everyone involved with the team.
There’s also an absolute comedy gold moment involving the team car and a French policeman the second Hayman crosses the line, too.
Meanwhile, today, the design has been unveiled of Australia's new $5 bill that will come into circulation from September – and some wag has already suggested an alternate version that replaces the queen’s head with Hayman’s, among other tweaks.
— Aus Audax cyclist (@AusVelo) April 12, 2016
Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.