Adam Hansen looking to nationals

By Susan Westemeyer

Adam Hansen of Team High Road won't be flying back to Europe for the team's training camp but will stay in his native Australia to ride the Tour Down Under. And while the 26-year-old is there, he will take part in the national championships.

"I will be doing both the time trial and the road race," he wrote on his web site, "While the road bike training is going close to perfect, my time trial training is not so good. In fact, it is shocking! So my goal of doing well at nationals in that [event] is fading away."

He will continue to concentrate on his preparations for the coming season. "As my main priority is base work, trying to fit in time trial training was not such an easy task," he continued. It was not easy to combine the two, and "something had to give, and my base work is pretty important to me, since my season depends on it. So my goal will shift from the time trial to the road race at the nationals. I will still enter the time trial, for experience, and there's nothing like an hour of pain, er, fun."

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