Affectionately known as "Croc man" due to his success in Australia's Crocodile Trophy MTB race, Adam is quiet and intelligent but underneath his calm disposition is one hard man who never complains of discomfort.
In 2009, Hansen proved himself as the ultimate teammate, helping the team to many victories including those at the Tour of California, Dauphiné Libéré, and the Vuelta a Espana.
Check out Adam's personal website: http://www.adamhansen.com/
It's great to be part of the team's new anti-doping campaign. It's going to make me very comfortable to join a ProTour team with this way of thinking. This team is now a role model for the other teams to follow and why would any rider not want to be part of something great that's going to help our sport? - Adam in an interview with Cyclingnews 2006
I get up in the morning because that's what humans do, I train, because it's my job and I love my job!
- What are you doing when you’re not cycling?
It can be anything and everything. Archery, hiking, basketball, computers, cooking to name a few.
- What do you like about riding for Team Columbia-HTC?
I like the riders that are on the team, we all get along real well. I also like the great support and the great tools that the management provides us with so we can do our job to the best of our ability.
- How did you get into cycling?
I came from a triathlon background.
- What has been your biggest challenge as a pro cyclist?
Pro Cycling is good. No it’s great, when it’s great, but when it’s bad, it’s really bad. At times it can be super hard, and I am not just talking about the races, becoming pro wasn’t easy, that was probably the biggest challenge I’ve had so far.
- Share a memorable pro career moment:
Doing a super good lead out for a team member, and being repaid when they win!
- What is the last song you listened to before you turned off your Ipod/Zune?
Rapido y Furioso by Teriyaki Boyz.
- What is your favorite comfort food?
Banana's and strawberries, diced into a pan with about 50ml of water and 2 tablespoons of honey on top, cooked with a lid until they’re soft. Then whip 3 egg whites with 3 teaspoons of sugar, whipped to max, then turn down the mixer to slow setting then slowly add soy milk to make a real soft whipped cream affect(I don’t consume lactose) and then pour it over the fruit that was cooked before. Yummy yummy in my tummy.
- What can someone do that really bothers you?
Have no patience.