By Susan Westemeyer
Adam Hansen of Team Columbia started his year out winning the Australian national time trial championship in January, and he hopes to close it out by helping an Australian win the World road title. That would top off what he calls "a great year".
Hansen, 27, told Cyclingnews, "It's been a great year for me, and it's a first for many things, including riding and finishing the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France. And now I get the chance for the first time to race in the Worlds for the road race." The Australian has also received a new two-year contract with Team Columbia.
"Most of my focus will be on the road race," he continued, a race in which he will ride for Michael Rogers and Robbie McEwen. "I think we have some good riders who are able to do something special. I hope I can play a major role for supporting them to achieve it."
Last year Hansen rode the Worlds time trial, finishing 38th.