Another year for Mathew Hayman at Orica-Scott
Aug 11 2017 01:21 pm CET

Another year for Mathew Hayman at Orica-Scott
Another year for Mathew Hayman at Orica-Scott
Photo of the Orica-SCOTT jersey by Orica-SCOTT

Orica-Scott has extended the contract of Mathew Hayman. The Australian will continue as the team's captain for another year.

The 39-year-old, winner of the 2016 edition of Paris-Roubaix, will remain at the team to guide and inspire the younger riders.

The Australian is looking forward to this new season with the team. "I am really happy to being staying at Orica-Scott, I have really found my home here," he said. "I am grateful that the team still have faith in me as I am now getting very old."

Hayman will continue to target the classics. "I love the classics and will be focusing on those races again," he explained. "We have grown as a team in these races and I am really excited to see what we can do in 2018."

Sport director Matt White is happy with this contract extension, knowing that the 17 years of experience of the rider are crucial for the team. "Although Maty didn’t start with us he will certainly eventually finish with us," he commented. "We have always had a younger developing team and to have a guy with that much experience like Mat around those younger guys, it really has been invaluable.

"When you have a guy on your team who is winning Paris-Roubaix after 15 attempts, it’s a never say die attitude, which is the attitude we want in our young guys. Success doesn’t come overnight but if you keep working hard anything is possible and Mat Hayman has proven that."



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