Hayman beats Boonen into second place in Paris-Roubaix race

The Australian Mathew Hayman has beaten the Fleming Tom Boonen into second place in an exciting climax to the Paris-Roubaix cobble-stone classic on Sunday. The Orica-GreenEDGE rider outsprinted quadruple champion Tom Boonen, who finished second ahead of Britain's Ian Stannard. West Fleming Sep Vanmarcke came 4th.

Mathew Hayman completed the 257.5 kilometre course from Compiègne to Roubaix in 5 hours, 51 minutes and 53 seconds.

His win came as a complete surprise, as he hadn't been listed among the favourites before the race, and also because he had been part of the long, early breakaway. Hayman kept Tom Boonen from a record 5th victory.

The first ten riders across the finishing line

1. Mathew Hayman (Australia / Orica) 5:51:53"
2. Tom Boonen (Belgium / Etixx - Quick-Step) ST
3. Ian Stannard (Britain / Team Sky)
4. Sep Vanmarcke (Belgium / LottoNL)
5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Norway / Dimension Data) +3"
6. Heinrich Haussler (Australia / IAM Cycling) +1:00"
7. Marcel Sieberg (Germany / Lotto)
8. Aleksejs Saramotins (Latvia / IAM Cycling)
9. Imanol Erviti (Spain / Movistar) +1:07"
10. Adrien Petit (France / Direct Energie) +2:20"