Hansen at the 2009 Tour Down Under.
|Full name||Adam Hansen|
|Nickname||Croc Man, Lumpy|
|Born||11 May 1981|
Southport, Queensland, Australia
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||77 kg (170 lb)|
|Discipline||Road and mountain biking|
|Rider type||Breakaway specialist|
|2006||Aposport Krone Linz|
Hansen was born in Southport, Queensland, and turned professional in 2007, working with Dr. Lothar Heinrich of the University of Freiburg. 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. It was after Stage 12 of the Giro that he discovered he had broken his sternum approximately two weeks previous, however since it was healing; he continued racing. While he had free rein at the Giro, for the Tour he had work for André Greipel (to win sprints) and Jurgen Van den Broeck (to achieve a good General Classification position).
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. 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. 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. By completing the 2018 Giro d'Italia, he became the first rider to complete 20 consecutive Grand Tours.
- 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
- 2nd Hel van het Mergelland
- 3rd Road race, National Road Championships
- 1st Overall Ster Elektrotoer
- 1st Stage 4
Grand Tour general classification results timeline
|Tour de France||—||108||—||DNF||—||81||72||64||114||100||113||—||—|
|Vuelta a España||89||—||94||—||129||123||60||53||55||110||95||—||—|
|—||Did not compete|
|DNF||Did not finish|
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