Adam Hansen thanks fans for inspiring him to take on 19th consecutive Grand Tour at Vuelta a España

Australian overwhelmed by fans' support

Adam Hansen at the 2017 Tour de France

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Having, eventually, been selected for his 19th consecutive Grand Tour, Adam Hansen has thanked fans for their support and making him feel that his achievement was "something special and unique".

The Australian rider initially missed out on a spot on Lotto-Soudal's team for the Vuelta a España, but has now been given a ride after team-mate Rafael Valls fractured his hip in a crash.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.