Adam Hansen

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Adam Hansen
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 37)
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)

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


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 57-year-old record for consecutive grand tours completed.[3] By completing the 2018 Giro d’Italia, he became the first rider to complete 20 consecutive Grand Tours.[4][5]

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.[6] In stage 19 of the 2014 Vuelta a España, Hansen attacked the peloton with 4 km to go and resisted the disorganized chase to win solo.[7]

He turned pro with the help of Lothar Heinrich and the Freiburg University. [8]

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.[9]

He lives in Frýdlant nad Ostravicí, Czech Republic, and has since 2005.[10]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

1st Overall Crocodile Trophy
1st Burgenland Rundfahrt
1st Grosser Preis um den Deutschlandsberg
1st Overall Crocodile Trophy
1st Wien-Lassnitzhöhe
1st Grand Prix Bradlo
1st Lavanttaler Radsporttage
2nd Salzkammergut Giro
2nd Giro del Mendrisiotto
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
6th Le Samyn
National Road Championships
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Time Trial
2nd Road race
2nd Hel van het Mergelland
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Ster Elektrotoer
1st Stage 4
4th Road race, National Road Championships
1st Stage 7 Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 19 Vuelta a España
9th Overall Tour Down Under
1st Jersey white.svg Mountains classification
9th Overall Tour of Turkey
9th Overall Tour of Turkey
5th Overall Tour of Turkey

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia DNF 108 DNF 94 72 73 77 68 93 60
A yellow jersey Tour de France 108 DNF 81 72 64 114 100 113
A red jersey Vuelta a España 89 94 129 123 60 53 55 110 95
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish


  1. ^ "Lotto Belisol (LTB) – BEL". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Hansen to keep racing after completing all three Grand Tours this season". 10 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Vuelta a Espana: Hansen attains his Grand Tour record in Madrid". 13 September 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Aussie cyclist has an incredible streak going that we may never see again". Business Insider. Retrieved 2017-05-31.
  5. ^ Robertshaw, Henry (10 August 2017). "Adam Hansen thanks fans for inspiring him to take on 19th consecutive Grand Tour at Vuelta a España". Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Giro d'Italia stage 7: Adam Hansen wins into Pescara". Future plc. 10 May 2013. Retrieved 10 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Hansen slips away to win in Cangas do Morrazo". Future plc. 12 September 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  8. ^
  9. ^ "Adam Hansen: New target for Grand Tour record | CyclingTips". Retrieved 2015-07-10.
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External links[edit]

Media related to Adam Hansen at Wikimedia Commons