Paris Roubaix 2016

Australian veteran Mathew Hayman deprived Tom Boonen of a record-breaking fifth Paris-Roubaix title when he won the Queen of the Classics after the leading favourites got trapped behind a big crash.

The Orica-GreenEDGE rider, 37, outsprinted Belgian Boonen (Etixx–Quick-Step) on the final bend of the Roubaix velodrome as British rider Ian Stannard took third place at the end of a crash-ridden 257.5-kilometre ride featuring 52.8 kilometres of cobbled sectors.

Pre-race favourites Peter Sagan (Tinkoff), the world champion, and Fabian Cancellara (Trek-Segafredo), who was gunning for a fourth title, effectively lost the race when they found themselves on the wrong end of a bunch split after a massive pile-up some 115 kilometres from the line.

Swiss Cancellara later crashed on the wet cobbles and finished more than seven minutes behind Hayman on his last Paris-Roubaix before retiring at the end of the season.