Things don’t always go to plan…The organisers’ jersey-press machine wasn’t working at Ster ZLM Toer so Marcel Sieberg got out the marker pen and filled in the sponsor on Sean De Bie’s jersey. From Kristof Ramon’s Twitter stream.
Mathew Hayman (Orica-GreenEdge) caused a huge upset at Paris-Roubaix by beating Tom Boonen (Etixx-QuickStep) in a sprint finish. Hayman looked stunned, and almost unbelieving, by his victory, bursting into tears once he realised what he had achieved. Ian Stannard (Team Sky) tried to come around from the back of the group but didn’t quite have the legs and finished third. “I can’t believe it. I broke my arm five weeks ago and I missed all the racing, I raced in Spain last week,” said Hayman. “This is my favourite race. It is the race I dreamed of winning.”
Brief Results 1 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 5:51:53 2 Tom Boonen (Bel) Etixx - Quick-Step 3 Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky 4 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team LottoNl-Jumbo 5 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Dimension Data 0:00:03 6 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling 0:01:00 7 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Soudal 8 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling 9 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:07 10 Adrien Petit (Fra) Direct Energie 0:02:20