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Johnny Hoogerland

Date of birth:
13/05/1983
Nationality:
Netherlands

Key results

1st Mountains classification, Tour de Pologne 2010
3rd Etoile de Bessèges 2011
4th Brabantse Pijl 2011
5th Tour of Britain 2010
11th Ronde van Vlaanderen 2010
12th Amstel Gold 2011
12th Vuelta a España 2009

Looking ahead to 2012

Johnny Hoogerland has big plans for 2012, hoping to compete at the Olympic Games in London and the World Championships at home in the Netherlands. Hoogerland start his season at the Tour of Algarve, then target the Classics, especially Flèche Wallonne, Amstel Gold and Liège-Bastogne-Liège, before hoping to ride in the Tour and get a coveted place on the Dutch Olympic team. He’ll have to convince the selection panel, however, as that seems to be the goal of every Dutch rider. Getting his first big win should help his campaign, so look for him attacking every more than usual.

2011

The images of Johnny Hoogerland’s injuries from where he hit a barbed wire fence in stage 9 of the Tour de France were some of the most shocking of the year. Hoogerland had won the polka-dot Mountains jersey on Stage 6, lost it on Stage 7, and on Stage 9 was part of a five-man break, when a France Télévision car hit Juan Antonio Flecha and caused Hoogerland to crash. The fact the post and barbed-wire fence he hit may have saved his life, and that he had done enough that day to take back the polka dot jersey was slim comfort, and it was to his credit that despite 32 stitches, he continued to race. He may have ended the Tour in 74th place and 10th in the mountains competition, but Stage 9 made a rider already known for his attacking style into a cycling legend.

3rd Etoile de Bessèges
4th Brabantse Pijl
12th Amstel Gold

2010

1st Mountains classification, Tour de Pologne
5th Tour of Britain
11th Ronde van Vlaanderen

2009

5th Giro di Lombardia
12th Vuelta a España
13th Paris-Tours
12th Ronde van Vlaanderen
14th road World Championships

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