Mat Hayman is a case study in determination and resilience. He won the Paris-Roubaix or “Hell of the North” after 15 attempts, and his philosophy of “never stop riding” has become a mantra for aspiring champions the world over. Hayman rode professionally between 2000 and 2019 for the Rabobank, Team Sky and Mitchelton–Scott teams. During his career, Hayman was an experienced and respected domestique, as he typically took on a supporting role within his team. Hayman was also a specialist in the cobbled classics, and was the winner of Paris–Roubaix in 2016. Following his retirement from racing after the 2019 Tour Down Under, Hayman remained with the Mitchelton–Scott team as a Directeur Sportif. He lives in Limburg Belgium with his wife Kym Shirley (also a former professional cyclist) and their three children.