Adam Hansen completes record 18th consecutive Grand Tour despite 'golf-ball size sore'

Australian has been ever present in Grand Tours for the past seven years

Adam Hansen at the 2017 Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Lotto-Soudal domestique and Grand Tour stalwart Adam Hansen has described how a large sore almost brought an end to his growing legend of consecutive Grand Tours, which now stands at 18 after this year's Tour de France.

Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald before stage 20 Hansen was candid in his description of the sore. "It's not as big as a tennis ball but as big as a golf ball … It puts my other two things to shame," the Australian joked.

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