Johnny Hoogerland – Wikipedia

Dutch racing cyclist

Johnny Hoogerland (born 13 May 1983) is a Dutch former professional cyclist, who rode professionally between 2004 and 2016 for the Van Hermet–Eurogifts, Jartazi–7Mobile, Van Vliet–EBH Elshof, Vacansoleil–DCM, Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela and Roompot–Oranje Peloton squads.[2]

Due to the prominent bull-tattoo on his arm and his roots from the peninsula of Zuid-Beveland he is nicknamed the “Bull of Beveland”.[3][4] He had a reputation of being an aggressive rider who took part in long breakaways.[5] His most notable victory was the overall classification of the Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen in 2009, where he also won a stage.[6]

In 2009 Hoogerland won the Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen, taking stage 1 along the way.[6] He finished in 12th place in both the Tour of Flanders and the GC of the Vuelta.[7] He was the highest placed Dutchman in the men’s road race at the 2009 World Championships, finishing in 14th place overall.[8]

At the 2011 Tour de France Hoogerland won the Mountain jersey in the 6th stage. After losing it in the 8th stage, Hoogerland managed to recapture it in the 9th stage. In that same stage, he was then involved in a dramatic crash after a fellow breakaway rider, Team Sky’s Juan Antonio Flecha, was sideswiped by a France Télévisions car, causing Hoogerland to crash into a barbed wire fence. Despite deep cuts to his legs, requiring 33 stitches,[9] Hoogerland finished the stage, losing nearly 17 minutes as a result of the crash.[10] Flecha and Hoogerland were jointly awarded the Combativity award for the day.[11] In November 2014 Hoogerland announced that he had reached a compensation agreement with insurance company AIG over the incident.[12]

In early February 2013, Hoogerland collided with a car while he was training in Spain, preparing for the Tour Méditerranéen.[5] He was hospitalized and it was announced that he suffered five fractured ribs, a bruised liver and bone fractures to his spine. It was believed that he would miss the whole classics season.[13] On 23 June 2013 he unexpectedly won the National Championship of the Netherlands.

Hoogerland joined Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela for the 2014 season, after his previous team – Vacansoleil–DCM[14] – folded at the end of the 2013 season.[1]

In August 2014, Hoogerland was announced as the first signing for the new Dutch Pro-Continental Team Roompot, which formed for the 2015 season.[15][16]

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Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

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  1. ^ a b Farrand, Stephen (25 October 2013). “Hoogerland signs with Androni Giocattoli for 2014”. Future plc. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  2. ^ “Christian Meier to retire at end of 2016 season – Transfer shorts”. Future plc. 7 September 2016. Retrieved 17 May 2017. The Dutch Pro-Continental squad have been busy in the transfer market adding Tim Ariesen (SEG Racing), Elmar Reinders (Cyclingteam Jo Piels), Martijn Budding (Rabobank Continental) and Pim Ligthart (Lotto Soudal) and farewelling Antwan Tolhoek (LottoNL-Jumbo), Maurits Lammertink (Katusha), Wesley Kreder (Wanty – Groupe Gobert), and Ivar Slik, while Marc de Maar and Johnny Hoogerland retire.
  3. ^ William Fotheringham (14 September 2010). “Michael Albasini clings to Tour of Britain lead as Vacansoleil attack”. The Guardian. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  4. ^ “Muzikale ode aan Johnny ‘B. Goode’ Hoogerland” [Musical tribute to Johnny “B. Goode” Hoogerland]. (in Dutch). AD Nieuwsmedia BV. 13 July 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  5. ^ a b “Johnny Hoogerland hospitalised after being hit by a car in training”. VeloNation. Velo Nation LLC. 3 February 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  6. ^ a b “Hoogerland wint West-Vlaanderen, Weylandt pakt slotrit” [Hoogerland wins West Flanders, Weylandt takes stage]. Wielerupdate (in Dutch). 8 March 2009. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  7. ^ “Hoogerland impresses in Grand Tour debut”. Future plc. 15 September 2009. Retrieved 15 September 2009.
  8. ^ Richard Tyler (8 October 2009). “Hoogerland relishes his end-of-season form”. Future plc. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  9. ^ Julien Pretot (10 July 2011). “Tour riders outraged after ‘reckless driving’ leads to crash”. National Post. Postmedia Network Inc. Archived from the original on 12 July 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  10. ^ “Stage 9 – Issoire to Saint-Flour – Stage Standings”. Amaury Sport Organisation. 10 July 2011. Archived from the original on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  11. ^ Brecht Decaluwé (10 July 2011). “Hoogerland happy to be alive after crash in stage 9”. Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  12. ^ Brown, Gregor (5 November 2014). “Johnny Hoogerland finally receives compensation for 2011 Tour de France horror crash”. Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  13. ^ Shane Stokes (4 February 2013). “Hoogerland injuries updated, also diagnosed with back fractures and bruising to his liver”. VeloNation. Velo Nation LLC. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  14. ^ “Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team (VCD) – NED”. UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  15. ^ “Orange Cycling secure two-year sponsorship from Roompot Vakanties”. 13 August 2014.
  16. ^ “Hoogerland becomes first rider to sign for Roompot Orange”. 14 August 2014.

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