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 37)
Dunedin, New Zealand[1]
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 72.5 kg (160 lb; 11.42 st)
Team information
Current team Lotto-Belisol
Discipline Road and track
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Lead-out man
Professional team(s)
2002–2003
2004–2006
2007–2009
2010–2011
2012–
7 UP-Maxxis
Health Net-Maxxis
T-Mobile Team
Team Sky
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-Belisol.[2] 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]

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

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

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

He finished fourth at the 2004 Summer Olympics in the points race. He finished seventh in the madison.[5]

His best placing in the 2006 Commonwealth Games was 10th.[6]

He finished tenth at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the points race. He finished tenth in 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. 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.[2]

Accomplishments (track and road)[edit]

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 4 km Teams Pursuit Track World Cup
1st Stage 2 Tour of Wellington
2001
1st MaillotNuevaZelanda.PNG National Criterium Championships
1st MaillotNuevaZelanda.PNG National Points Race Championships
Goodwill Games
1st Points race
1st Madison
1st 4 km Teams Pursuit Track World Cup
1st 40 km Points Race, Track World Cup
1st Sprint Ace Tour of Southland
1st Stage 5 Bay Classic Series
1st Overall Tour of Ohio
1st Snow Valley Bethesda Criterium
2002
Commonwealth Games
1st Gold medal blank.svg Points race
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Team pursuit
1st Tour de Loveland
1st Team Pursuit, World Cup Track, Round 2
1st Madison, World Cup Track, Round 2
2003
1st MaillotNuevaZelanda.PNG National Madison Championships
1st Gold Medal Track World Cup
1st Sprint Ace Skilled Bay Criterium Series
1st Stage 3 THF Realty Criterium Series
1st Stage 7 Tour of the Southland
2004
1st Jersey rainbow.svg World Scratch Championships
1st MaillotNuevaZelanda.PNG National Criterium Championships
1st New York City Cycling Championship
Tour of the Southland
1st Stages 1 (TTT), 8 & 10
1st Roswell Criterium
1st Race 14 International Superweek
1st University of Colorado Criterium
1st Round 3 Stazio Criterium Series
2005
1st MaillotNuevaZelanda.PNG National Criterium Championships
1st Jersey green.svg Sprint classification Tour de Georgia
1st Wachovia Invitational Lancaster
1st Team Pursuit Sydney Track World Cup
1st Points Competition International Tour de Toona
International Tour de Toona
1st Stages 2 & 7
1st Stage 1 Tri Peaks Challenge
1st Stage 13 International Superweek
2006
1st Philadelphia International Championship
1st Reading Classic
1st Stage 5 Mount Hood Cycling Classic
1st Stage 1 Jayco Bay Classic
1st Stage 7 Trust House Classic
2008
Tour de Georgia
1st Stages 3 & 7
1st Sprint classification
2009
1st Stage 3 Vuelta a España
1st Clásica de Almería
1st Stage 2 Vuelta a Murcia
1st Stage 7 Volta a Catalunya
2nd Philadelphia International Championship
2010
1st Stage 1 Paris–Nice
1st Stage 4 Eneco Tour
1st Stage 3 Ster Elektrotoer
1st Cancer Council Helpline Classic
1st Stage 2 Bay Classic Series
Tour of Britain
1st Stage 2
1st Points classification
3rd Overall Tour Down Under
Tour of Southland
1st Stages 4 & 9
2011
1st Stage 2 Paris–Nice
1st Stage 3 Tour of California
2012
1st Stage 1 Jayco Bay Cycling Classic
7th Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
2013
3rd Cancer Council Helpline Classic

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pro Cycling | Team". Team Sky. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
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