Giro d'Italia: Lotto Soudal includes Adam Hansen for 20th Grand Tour in a row
Apr 26 2018 04:54 pm CET

Giro d'Italia: Lotto Soudal includes Adam Hansen for 20th Grand Tour in a row
Giro d'Italia: Lotto Soudal includes Adam Hansen for 20th Grand Tour in a row
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Australian Adam Hansen is set to extend his record of consecutive Grand Tour appearances to 20 as he forms part of Lotto Soudal's selection for the upcoming Giro d'Italia.

The Belgian formation unveiled its squad on Thursday, planning to bring along riders for different types of terrain. Victor Campenaerts will try to get the first Pink Jersey at the opening time trial, and Jens Debusschere will try to take victories in mass sprints.

Also featuring in the selection is the in-form Tim Wellens, who already took a stage win at the 2016 edition of the Giro.

Arguably the key story in Lotto Soudal's line-up is that of Hansen. Turning 37 during the Giro, 'Croc Man' is set to take part in his 20th Grand Tour in a row. Hansen rode the 2011 Vuelta a España with his current team and has since managed to work his way into every Grand Tour selection it announced.

His best final result in a Grand Tour was a 68th spot at the 2016 Giro.

The complete Lotto Soudal line-up for the Giro d'Italia (May 4-27):

Sander Armée
Lars Bak
Victor Campenaerts
Jens Debusschere
Frederik Frison
Adam Hansen
Tosh Van der Sande
Tim Wellens
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