Adam Hansen one more year at Lotto Soudal
Lotto Soudal is pleased to announce that Adam Hansen signed a one-year contract extension, which sees the 38-year-old Australian stay at the team till the end of 2020. As such, Hansen will continue to share his broad experience with the team in what will be his tenth season in Lotto Soudal colours. The Grand Tour record man is of course happy to stay at Lotto Soudal for one more year and discusses his role and ambitions for the 2020 season.
Adam Hansen: “Has it been ten years already? Really, it doesn’t feel like that at all but I guess time flies when you’re having fun. I like how John Lelangue has evolved the team in its new direction, things are coming to a turning point for far greater success.”
“My role within the team has changed a lot over the past nine years. It has varied from helping out in the sprint, to protecting a general classification rider during the stage. My main role for next season will be just to always be there for the team when needed. I like to be an example to the younger riders. I aim to show a different perspective and I like to tell them to never give up because you never know in modern cycling.”
“Next year, I would love to do the Giro d’Italia again, and maybe even come back to the Tour de France as well. But I have to speak with John about that and see what his vision for the team in 2020 will be. Next week, I will be at the start of the Tour of Guangxi and I really like it. We race so much in Europe and it is nice to have a radical change of racing in a different country.”