Johnny Hoogerland

Johnny Hoogerland

Hoogerland in at the 2011 Tour de l'Ain
Personal information
Full name Johnny Hoogerland
Nickname Bull of Beveland, Hooligan
Born (1983-05-13) 13 May 1983
Yerseke, the Netherlands
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current team Roompot–Oranje Peloton
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Puncheur
Amateur team(s)
2003 Quick Step-Davitamon-Latexco
Professional team(s)
2004–2005 Van Hermet-Eurogifts
2006 Jartazi–7Mobile
2007–2008 Van Vliet–EBH Advocaten
2009–2013 Vacansoleil
2014 Androni Giocattoli–Venezuela
2015– Team Roompot
Major wins
National Road Race Championships (2013)
Infobox last updated on
9 June 2014

Johnny Hoogerland (born 13 May 1983) is a Dutch professional cyclist who as of 2015 rides for the Dutch Roompot–Oranje Peloton.[1] 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".[2][3] He has the reputation of being an aggressive rider who likes to take part in long breakaways.[4] His most notable victory is the overall classification of the Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen in 2009, where he also won a stage.[5]


In 2009 Hoogerland won the Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen, taking stage 1 along the way.[5] He finished in 12th place in both the Tour of Flanders and the GC of the Vuelta.[6] He was the highest placed Dutchman in the men's road race at the 2009 World Championships, finishing in 14th place overall.[7]

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,[8] Hoogerland finished the stage, losing nearly 17 minutes as a result of the crash.[9] Flecha and Hoogerland were jointly awarded the Combativity award for the day.[10] In November 2014 Hoogerland announced that he had reached a compensation agreement with insurance company AIG over the incident.[11]

In early February 2013, Hoogerland collided with a car while he was training in Spain, preparing for the Tour Méditerranéen.[4] 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.[12] 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[13] – 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 Roompot Orange Cycling Team, set to race in the 2015 season.[14][15]

Career achievements

Major results

1st Junior Tour of Flanders
8th Overall Olympia's Tour
1st Stage 2 Ruban Granitier Breton
2nd Paris–Roubaix Espoirs
3rd Brussels–Ingooigem
7th Grote Prijs Jef Scherens
8th Overall Olympia's Tour
9th Internationale Wielertrofee Jong Maar Moedig
10th Ronde van Drenthe
2nd Druivenkoers Overijse
8th Overall Tour de Slovaquie
1st Stage 2
1st Stage 3 Clasico Ciclistico Banfoandes
3rd Overall Olympia's Tour
3rd Overall Ringerike GP
3rd Druivenkoers Overijse
4th Overall Tour de Bretagne
4th Vlaamse Pijl
4th Hel van het Mergelland
5th Overall Tour de Normandie
6th Overall Tour de Hokkaido
6th Ronde van Drenthe
7th Schaal Sels-Merksem
1st Overall Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
1st Stage 1
4th Overall Étoile de Bessèges
5th Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise
5th Giro di Lombardia
8th Eschborn-Frankfurt City Loop
Tour de Pologne
1st Mountains classification
1st Sprints classification
2nd Grand Prix d'Ouverture La Marseillaise
3rd Overall Tour Méditerranéen
4th Druivenkoers Overijse
5th Overall Tour of Britain
1st Mountains classification
6th Halle–Ingooigem
3rd Overall Étoile de Bessèges
4th Brabantse Pijl
Tour de France
Held after Stages 6–7 and 9–11
Combativity award Stage 9
3rd Druivenkoers Overijse
5th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
7th Overall Vuelta a Murcia
8th Grand Prix de Wallonie
8th Binche–Tournai–Binche
9th Overall Volta ao Algarve
1st National Road Race Championships
1st Amstel Curaçao Race

Grand Tour general classification results timeline

Grand Tour 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Pink jersey Giro 58 105
Yellow jersey Tour 74 57 101
red jersey Vuelta 12 WD

WD = Withdrew; In Progress = IP


  1. 1 2 Farrand, Stephen (25 October 2013). "Hoogerland signs with Androni Giocattoli for 2014". Future plc. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  2. William Fotheringham (14 September 2010). "Michael Albasini clings to Tour of Britain lead as Vacansoleil attack". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  3. "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.
  4. 1 2 "Johnny Hoogerland hospitalised after being hit by a car in training". VeloNation. Velo Nation LLC. 3 February 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  5. 1 2 "Hoogerland wint West-Vlaanderen, Weylandt pakt slotrit" [Hoogerland wins West Flanders, Weylandt takes stage]. Wielerupdate (in Dutch). 8 March 2009. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  6. "Hoogerland impresses in Grand Tour debut". Future plc. Retrieved 15 September 2009.
  7. Richard Tyler (8 October 2009). "Hoogerland relishes his end-of-season form". Future plc. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  8. Julien Pretot (10 July 2011). "Tour riders outraged after 'reckless driving' leads to crash". National Post. Postmedia Network Inc. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  9. "Stage 9 – Issoire to Saint-Flour – Stage Standings". Amaury Sport Organisation. 10 July 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  10. Brecht Decaluwé (10 July 2011). "Hoogerland happy to be alive after crash in stage 9". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  11. Brown, Gregor (5 November 2014). "Johnny Hoogerland finally receives compensation for 2011 Tour de France horror crash". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  12. 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.
  13. "Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team (VCD) – NED". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Niki Terpstra
Dutch National Road Race

Succeeded by
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