Adam Hansen

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Adam Hansen
File:Adam Hansen.jpg
Hansen at the 2009 Tour Down Under.
Personal information
Full name Adam Hansen
Nickname Croc Man, Lumpy
Born (1981-05-11) 11 May 1981 (age 39)
Southport, Queensland, Australia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Team information
Current team Lotto–Soudal
Discipline Road and mountain biking
Role Rider
Rider type Breakaway specialist
Amateur team(s)
2003 Arboe Mérida
2004 Corratec Austria
2005 ELK Haus
2006 Aposport Krone Linz
Professional team(s)
2007–2010 T-Mobile Team
2011– Omega Pharma–Lotto
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
1 individual stage (2013)
Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2014)

Stage races

Ster Elektrotoer (2010)

One-day races and Classics

National Time Trial Championships (2008)
Infobox last updated on
12 September 2014

Adam Hansen (born 11 May 1981 in Southport, Queensland) is an Australian professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTour Lotto–Soudal.[1]

Career

In 2012, Hansen became the second Australian to complete all three Grand Tours – the Giro d'Italia, the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España – in a calendar year. He was the only rider to accomplish that feat in 2012, and the 32nd in cycling history.[2] In completing the 2015 Vuelta a España, his thirteenth grand tour in a row, he broke Bernardo Ruiz's 68-year-old record for consecutive grand tours completed.[3]

In 2013, Hansen broke away early in the seventh stage of the Giro d'Italia, a stage featuring numerous short and steep climbs. Hansen shed his breakaway companions and won in solo fashion in Pescara in pouring rain, more than a minute in advance of the chasing group.[4] In stage 19 of the 2014 Vuelta a España, Hansen attacked the peloton with 4 km to go and resisted to the disorganized chase to win solo.[5]

As an engineer Hansen has designed his own shoes and ridden with them on numerous occasions. He has also written software for his current team, Lotto-Soudal, which manages the team's logistics.[6]

He lives in Frýdlant nad Ostravicí, Czech Republic, and has since 2005.[7]

Palmares

2004
1st Overall Crocodile Trophy
1st Burgenland Rundfahrt
1st Grosser Preis um den Deutschlandsberg
2005
1st Overall Crocodile Trophy
1st Wien-Lassnitzhöhe
2006
1st GP Bradlo
1st Lavanttaler Radsporttage
2nd Salzkammergut Giro
2nd Giro del Mendrisiotto
2nd National Road Race Championship
2007
6th Le Samyn
2008
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG National Time Trial Championships
2nd Hel van het Mergelland
2nd National Road Race Championships
2009
3rd National Road Race Championships
2010
1st Overall Ster Elektrotoer
1st Stage 4
2012
4th National Road Race Championships
2013
1st Stage 7 Giro d'Italia
2014
1st Stage 19 Vuelta a España
9th Overall Tour Down Under
1st Jersey white.svg Mountains classification
9th Overall Tour of Turkey
2015
9th Overall Tour of Turkey
2016
5th Overall Tour of Turkey
Grand Tour general classification results timeline
Grand Tour 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro WD 108 WD 94 72 73 77 68
Yellow jersey Tour 108 WD 81 72 64 114
red jersey Vuelta 89 94 129 123 60 53 55

WD = Withdrew; IP = In Progress

References

  1. "Lotto Belisol (LTB) – BEL". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 6 January 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Hansen to keep racing after completing all three Grand Tours this season". velonation.com. 10 September 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Vuelta a Espana: Hansen attains his Grand Tour record in Madrid". Cyclingnews.com. 13 September 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Giro d'Italia stage 7: Adam Hansen wins into Pescara". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 10 May 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Hansen slips away to win in Cangas do Morrazo". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 12 September 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Adam Hansen: New target for Grand Tour record | CyclingTips". cyclingtips.com.au. Retrieved 10 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. http://sport.idnes.cz/cyklista-hansen-delnik-tour-se-usadil-v-beskydech-f7a-/cyklistika.aspx?c=A080923_221746_sporty_ald

External links

Media related to Adam Hansen at Wikimedia Commons