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Iron Man Adam Hansen honored with custom design

Aussie will start the Giro with an Iron Man comic inspired design on his Helium SLX and Noah SL Disc Aero+
Aussie Adam Hansen will start his 20th consecutive Grand Tour on Friday in Jerusalem for the opener of this year's Giro d'Italia. To honor this record we have made a custom design for the Helium SLX and Noah SL Disc Aero+ that he will ride through Israel and Italy. 

Adam Hansen, better known in the peloton as Iron Man, broke Bernardo Ruiz' record in 2015. The Spaniard managed to start 12 consecutive Grand Tours in the 1950's. Hansen not only broke the  former record, but he liked to push it by finishing every Giro, Tour and Vuelta every year. This year's edition of the Giro will be Hansen's 20th consecutive Grand Tour. At Ridley we wanted to highlight his performance by painting his Helium SLX and Noah SL Disc Aero+ in a unique 'Round 20' design that fits the look & feel of the Iron Man comic. If you look at the head tube you're able to recognize 'Arc Reactor' from Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man.

Jochim Aerts, Belgian Cycling Factory (the company name of the Ridley & Eddy Merckx brands) CEO: "We are extremely proud on this Belgian cooperation. Together with Color-Monkey we have created the ultimate bike for Adam. This way he can attack his 20th Grand Tour in style. And who knows this bike can offer his team a stage win?" 

Hansen will start the Giro in Israel on his 'Round 20' Helium SLX. Once back on Italian soil he will change to the 'Round 20' Noah SL Aero+. 


"I'm super happy to start the 20th GT at the Giro. Even more happy with my Iron Man painted Ridley bike. It's been a long journey to come here with all those race days, bad and hard memories and some of the nicest memorable memories too.
I have good shape and I hope I can finish this 20 GT with a high!"
Quote from our Iron Man himself, Adam Hansen, before the start of the Giro

Helium SLX facts:
• Frame: Ridley Helium SLX (size M)
• Campagnolo Super Record EPS groupset 53/39; 11/27 with 180mm crank
• Campagnolo Bora 50 wheels
• Vittoria Corsa 25 tubular
• Deda cockpit (stem 140mm, handlebar 38 c/c)
• LizardSkins DSP 2.5 bar tape
• Tacx Carbon bottle cage
• C-Bear bottom bracket bearings
• Selle Italia Flite Flow saddle

Noah SL Disc Aero+ facts:
• Frame: Ridley Noah SL Aero+ (size M)
• Campagnolo Super Record EPS groupset 53/39; 11/27 with 180mm crank
• Campagnolo Bora 50 wheels (front discs 160mm, rear discs 140mm)
• Vittoria Corsa 25mm tubular
• Deda cockpit (stem140mm, handlebar 38 c/c)
• LizardSkins bar tape
• Tacx Carbon bottle cage
• C-Bear bottom bracket bearings
• Selle Italia Flite Flow saddle