Matt Hayman’s Paris-Roubaix Training

Back in 2016, pro cyclist Mathew Hayman won Paris-Roubaix only six weeks after crashing his bike breaking his right arm. Wasn’t willing to let his dream of Paris-Roubaix go, Mat set up a indoor training system and joined Zwift with the recommendation from former teammate Bobby Julich.

Mat would train twice a day riding Zwift with 90min in the morning and 90min in the afternoon. With a combination of intervals and group rides on Zwift, his training would be two days of intervals and one easy recovery day.

Some Data of Mat during Paris-Roubaix 2016

  • CTL for Paris-Roubaix – 131
  • ATL for Paris-Roubaix – 128
  • TSS weekly average in lead up – 850 (121 daily average)

In 2011 Mat finished 10th at Paris-Roubaix, His data for this race was

  • CTL for Paris-Roubaix – 145
  • ATL for Paris-Roubaix – 152
  • TSS weekly average in lead up: 1050 (150 daily average)

A session Mat would do was in his garage:

Warm Up:

  • 10min easy
  • 10sec hard @ 105 rpm
  • 1min easy @ 85 rpm
  • 10sec hard @ 105 rpm
  • 1min easy @ 85 rpm
  • 10sec hard @ 105 rpm
  • 3min easy @ 85 rpm

Main Set:

  • 4x 3min moderate effort (85% of FTP) @ 95 rpm, 2min same effort @ 65 rpm
  • 5min easy @ 85 rpm
  • 6x 2min hovering under threshold @ 85 rpm with 20sec surges between each 2min
  • 1min @ 95 rpm @ VO2
  • 5min easy @ 85 rpm
  • 6 x 2min hovering under threshold @ 85 rpm with 20sec surges between each 2min
  • 30sec @ 95 rpm @ VO2
  • 20sec anaerobic
  • 10sec MAX

Cool Down:

  • 10min easy

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