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28.05.2015 @ 07:32 Posted by Renaud Breban

Adam Hansen is about to break a world record: the Lotto Belisol rider is set to become the first rider to finish 11 consecutive three-week Grand Tours. He ran his first grand tour in 2007, at the 2007 Giro di Italia. But his run of consevutive rides began at the Vuelta a Espana, in 2011.


"I don’t know why the team keeps taking me! Sometimes, I hope I don’t get selected!," Hansen told Cycling Weekly with a laugh. "I looked into it, it’s true, but the Vuelta was only two weeks,” Hansen added. “The record for the most Grand Tours is 10, so I don’t know, I’ll just keep going."

 

He is known to do good job. “I get the nice job of doing everything. I help with the lead outs, I help with Van den Broeck on the climbs, I try to win stages, I get bottles…. I just keep busy."

 

In 2013, he won a stage to Pescara at the Giro d'Italia.

 

"I remember when I was on number five at the Tour, someone said, ‘You should go for the record.’ I said, ‘That’s not possible, for sure I’d crash out.’ They told me not to talk like that, but then that’s just reality," Hansen added.

 

 

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