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 has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.