Greg Henderson

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Greg Henderson
Greg Henderson.jpg
Henderson at the 2008 Four Days of Dunkirk.
Personal information
Full name Greg Henderson
Nickname Hendo
Born (1976-09-10) 10 September 1976 (age 38)
Dunedin, New Zealand
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 72.5 kg (160 lb; 11.42 st)
Team information
Current team Lotto-Soudal
Discipline Road and track
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Lead-out man
Professional team(s)
2002–2003 7 UP-Maxxis
2004–2006 Health Net-Maxxis
2007–2009 T-Mobile Team
2010–2011 Team Sky
2012– Lotto-Belisol
Major wins
Vuelta a España, 1 stage
Paris–Nice, 2 stages
Philadelphia International Championship (2006)
Scratch Race World Champion (2004)
National Criterium Championships (1999, 2001, 2004, 2005)
Sprint classification Tour de Georgia (2005, 2008)
Infobox last updated on
2 January 2014

Gregory "Greg" Henderson (born 10 September 1976) is a professional track and road racing cyclist who rides for Lotto-Soudal.[1] His career includes winning the 15 km scratch race at the 2004 world championships and, in road cycling, winning the points competition at the 2005 Tour de Georgia. He repeated this feat in 2008.

In 2007, he rode for T-Mobile Team. Henderson received a Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Otago.

In addition to 17 New Zealand track and road titles and eight World Cup track golds, Henderson has been New Zealand Track Cyclist of the Year (2001, 2002, 2003) and Athlete of the Year, Otago, New Zealand (2001, 2002, 2003).

He is married to the Australian cyclist Katie Mactier.

Track cycling[edit]

At the 1998 Commonwealth Games Henderson won bronze medals in the 40km points race and the 4000m team pursuit.[2][3]

He won gold in the 40km points race[4]and bronze again in the 4000m team pursuit[5] at the 2002 Commonwealth Games.[3]

He won the 15km scratch race at the 2004 world championships.[6]

At the 2004 Summer Olympics he finished fourth in the points race and seventh in the madison.[7]

His best placing in the 2006 Commonwealth Games was 10th in the scratch race.[8][3]

At the 2008 Summer Olympics he finished tenth in the points race and the madison.[7]

Road cycling[edit]

In 2005, he won the points competition at the Tour de Georgia and International Tour de 'Toona. In 2006, he from early injuries and won the inaugural Pro Cycling Tour (PCT) Reading Classic.

In 2009, he won the Clásica de Almería in Spain, the second stage of Vuelta Ciclista a Murcia, and the third stage of the Vuelta a España.[9]

In 2010, he won the first stage of the Paris–Nice. In 2011, he won stage 2 of Paris–Nice and stage 3 of the Tour of California.

Henderson left Team Sky at the end of 2011, and joined Lotto-Belisol.[1] In April 2015, he expressed his opinion on Twitter that Fabio Aru of rival team Astana missed the Giro del Trentino not because of illness as it was announced, but because he had an ongoing investigation into his biological passport for doping. He apologized shortly after.[10]

Palmarès[edit]

1996
1st MaillotNuevaZelanda.PNG National Time Trial Championships
1998
Commonwealth Games
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Points race
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Team pursuit
1999
National Track Championships
1st MaillotNuevaZelanda.PNG Team pursuit
1st MaillotNuevaZelanda.PNG Points race
1st MaillotNuevaZelanda.PNG National Criterium Championships
2000
1st MaillotNuevaZelanda.PNG National Team Pursuit Championships
1st Stage 2 Tour of Wellington
2nd National Road Race Championships
2nd National Time Trial Championships
2001
Goodwill Games
1st Points race
1st Madison
1st MaillotNuevaZelanda.PNG National Criterium Championships
1st MaillotNuevaZelanda.PNG National Points Race Championships
1st Stage 5, Bay Classic Series
2002
Commonwealth Games
1st Gold medal blank.svg Points race
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Team pursuit
1st Tour de Loveland
2003
1st MaillotNuevaZelanda.PNG National Madison Championships
1st Stage 7, Tour of Southland
2004

Tour of Southland

1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stages 1 (TTT), 8 & 10
1st Jersey rainbow.svg UCI World Scratch Championships
1st MaillotNuevaZelanda.PNG National Criterium Championships
2005
International Tour de Toona
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stages 2 & 7
1st Jersey green.svg Sprint classification Tour de Georgia
1st MaillotNuevaZelanda.PNG National Criterium Championships
2006
1st Philadelphia International Championship
1st Reading Classic
1st Stage 1, Jayco Bay Classic
2008
Tour de Georgia
1st Jersey green.svg Sprint classification
1st Stages 3 & 7
10th Olympic Road Race
2009
1st Clásica de Almería
1st Stage 3, Vuelta a España
1st Stage 2, Vuelta a Murcia
1st Stage 7, Volta a Catalunya
2nd Philadelphia International Championship
5th Overall, Three Days of De Panne
2010
Tour of Britain
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 2
1st Cancer Council Helpline Classic
1st Stages 1 (TTT), 4 & 9, Tour of Southland
1st Stage 1, Paris–Nice
1st Stage 3, Ster Elektrotoer
1st Stage 4, Eneco Tour
2nd Overall, Bay Classic Series
1st Stage 2
3rd Overall, Tour Down Under
2011
1st Stage 2, Paris–Nice
1st Stage 3, Tour of California
2nd National Road Race Championships
3rd, National Time Trial Championships
3rd, Paris–Bourges
2012
1st Stage 1, Jayco Bay Cycling Classic
7th Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
9th Cancer Council Helpline Classic
2013
2nd Overall, Bay Classic Series
3rd Cancer Council Helpline Classic
2014
1st Stage 2, Ster ZLM Toer
3rd Ronde van Limburg
4th Overall, World Ports Classic
7th Commonwealth Games road race
2015
2nd Overall, Bay Classic Series
1st Stage 4
10th People's Choice Classic

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b van Eyck, Xylon (14 September 2011). "Henderson exits Sky to join former team-mates at Lotto-Ridley". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "1998 Commonwealth Games Track Competition" Malaysia 16-19 September 1998 cyclingnews.com
  3. ^ a b c Greg Henderson olympic.org.nz
  4. ^ Gerry McManus "2002 Commonwealth Games Men's Points Race" cyclingnews.com 2 August 2002
  5. ^ Gerry McManus "2002 Commonwealth Games Men's Team Pursuit" cyclingnews.com 1 August 2002
  6. ^ Mal Sawford "2004 World Track Championships Melbourne, Australia, Men's Scratch Race" cyclingnews.com 28 May 2004
  7. ^ a b Greg Henderson sports-reference.com
  8. ^ 2006 Commonwealth Games Men's Scratch Race melbourne2006.com.au
  9. ^ Les Clarke August 31 "Henderson surprise winner in Vuelta's Venlo stage" Stage 3: Zutphen - Venlo 189.7km
  10. ^ Stuart Clarke (24 April 2015). "Aru to take legal action over Henderson tweets". Cycling Weekly (IPC Media Sports & Leisure network). Retrieved 24 April 2015. 

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