Mathew Hayman – Cycling
Mathew Hayman is a veteran Australian cyclist who achieved one of the sports’ most coveted results in 2016, winning the gruelling Paris-Roubaix. After almost 20 years as a professional cyclist, Mathew raced his 15th Paris-Roubaix (also known as the Hell of the North) only five weeks after fracturing his right radius in a race crash. Mathew raced a superbly tactical race, drawing on his decades of experience to beat current and former world champions. The impact Mathew’s win has on the sport of cycling will be felt throughout Australia for years. Mathew regularly attends junior training sessions when he’s back in Australia and shares his journey and learnings, inspiring the next generation of ACT cyclists to dream big and work hard towards achieving those dreams.