What an edition of Paris-Roubaix the 2016 race was. An epic battle of attrition between the race favourites,  and the eventual winner attacking the four-time champion in the closing stages.

Tom Boonen (Etixx-QuickStep) looked every bit the King of the Cobbles, all day keeping himself in the right position to contest the final. But Mathew Hayman (Orica-GreenEdge) put on a great show to hold on in the velodrome and collect his cobblestone trophy. Both Hayman and Boonen were gracious in their praise of each other after the race.

Here is a collection of on-board race footage, interviews and commentary from this year’s Queen of the Classics.

Velon On-bike Highlights

Orica-GreenEdge Backstage Pass

Highlights Reel by Le Tour De France

Australian commentators Matthew Keenan and Robbie McEwen call the closing stages

How The Race Was Won – Cosmo Catalano

Moto crash involving Viviani

Fabian Cancellara Crashes

More crashes…

Boonen vs Cancellara & Sagan in Arenberg

Junction of Boonen and the breakaway

Team Sky crash

Cancellara’s post-race crash…

Mathew Hayman post-race interview

Giant Alpecin post-race interview

Peter Sagan pre-race

Giant Alpecin pre-race

Pre-race UCI motor check

Giant Alpecin race recon

Etixx-QuickStep race recon

Bonus links:

Feature image credit: Radu Razvan Gheorghe