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General Category => Freewheeling => Racing => Topic started by: mattc on July 12, 2011, 04:50:53 pm

Title: Johnny Hoogerland
Post by: mattc on July 12, 2011, 04:50:53 pm
This guy is surely the new Tour hero. Must be worth a separate thread?!?

Pinched from the other one:
Hoogerland has 33 stitches, 11 in his buttocks, 11 near his knee, and 11 in his calf.
The stitches in his knee are very close to a tendon. He hopes these stitches will not cause him to DNS in the next stage.
His pants were completely ripped off. Maybe that's the reason there was no TV coverage of him getting out of the barbed wire.


A not very nice picture, but shows his injuries. Ouch

Tour De France 2011: Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil-DCM) Extracts Himself From..., Photos | Cyclingnews.com (http://www.cyclingnews.com/tour-de-france/stage-9/photos/181772)

I can't find a video of his post-race interview (shown on ITV4) bit it was really moving: "Nobody means to do something like this". Wow.

Genuine tears on the podium, continuing despite 'orrible injuries, and astonishing compassion; is this guy for real?!? A great athlete and a gentleman.
Title: Re: Johnny Hoogerland
Post by: IanDG on July 12, 2011, 04:55:18 pm
Genuine tears on the podium, continuing despite 'orrible injuries, and astonishing compassion; is this guy for real?!? A great athlete and a gentleman.

Just another cyclist and not a whinging footballer ;)
Title: Re: Johnny Hoogerland
Post by: Riggers on July 12, 2011, 04:59:27 pm
"He certainly is Phil!" Sorry, wrong thread.

He certainly did show a huge amount of restraint.

Plus earlier: he carried on racing!

Just imagine what state you'd be in, waking up the following morning!!

In years to come, that 'arse' shot will be printed in books to show just how driven the racers continue to be, and how hard this particular race can prove to be.

Title: Re: Johnny Hoogerland
Post by: citoyen on July 12, 2011, 05:39:24 pm
He is a flipping legend. Didn't show any outward signs of suffering on the climbs today, even though he must still be pretty damn sore.

d.
Title: Re: Johnny Hoogerland
Post by: Oaky on July 12, 2011, 05:44:46 pm
Aye.

Where's the Cool Wall (http://) when you need it  ;D!
Title: Re: Johnny Hoogerland
Post by: Aidan on July 12, 2011, 05:46:50 pm
Yep. Hero.  He must be hurting, so I hope he manages to keep hold of the Polka dot Yacf jersey for a few days more
Title: Re: Johnny Hoogerland
Post by: rdaviesb on July 12, 2011, 07:26:14 pm
+1. Much respect to Johnny H. Hard as nails.
Title: Re: Johnny Hoogerland
Post by: citoyen on July 12, 2011, 07:29:08 pm
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IWOOT
Title: Re: Johnny Hoogerland
Post by: spesh on July 12, 2011, 07:36:42 pm
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IWOOT

+1, though for added authenticity, shouldn't the t-shirt be a bit er... "distressed"?  ;)
Title: Re: Johnny Hoogerland
Post by: Séamas M. on July 12, 2011, 08:05:55 pm
+1 more, at least. Given the success of the recent Weylandt multi-buy should we do another? Checking the website it doesn't seem to be available to buy just yet...
Title: Re: Johnny Hoogerland
Post by: Rhys W on July 12, 2011, 09:23:12 pm
I am so getting one of those! I could understand the sentiment behind the WW shirts but I found it just too sad... this is more of a celebration of the spirit of the bike racer.
Title: Re: Johnny Hoogerland
Post by: Steve Kish on July 12, 2011, 10:33:18 pm
This is the man who can frighten The Stig and Chuck Norris with two looks! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Johnny Hoogerland
Post by: bobb on July 12, 2011, 11:00:32 pm
I iz wanting teh t-shirt!
Title: Re: Johnny Hoogerland
Post by: pcolbeck on July 13, 2011, 05:27:07 am
Surely it should be a Johnny Hoogerland shorts multibuy ?
Title: Re: Johnny Hoogerland
Post by: IanDG on July 13, 2011, 07:33:20 am
Hero (http://www.supanet.com/the-great-escape-steve-mcqueen-9547866.jpg)  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Johnny Hoogerland
Post by: Jord on July 13, 2011, 08:57:08 am
I'd love the t-shirt :) True MAN.
Title: Re: Johnny Hoogerland
Post by: Mr Larrington on July 13, 2011, 09:37:03 am
Spare a thought for Juan-Antonio Flecha, who also demonstrated himself to be pretty nails yesterday.  IIRC at one point he looked like he was attacking, although it could have just been a misidentification on the part of the colemantators.
Title: Re: Johnny Hoogerland
Post by: eeymsmo on July 13, 2011, 02:24:01 pm
The T-shirt is now on sale - http://stomachofanger.com/hoogerland.shtml  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Johnny Hoogerland
Post by: Jord on July 13, 2011, 03:14:35 pm
Fletcha has my utmost admiration - to just get back on the bike is a really amazing achievement. Fletcha t-shirt anyone?
Title: Re: Johnny Hoogerland
Post by: clarion on July 14, 2011, 11:15:37 am
Of course, the whole episode is just hilarious (http://www.bikebiz.com//news/read/barbed-wire-car-bike-tdf-smash-is-laughing-matter-tweets-us-tv-anchor), apparently.
Title: Re: Johnny Hoogerland
Post by: arvid on July 14, 2011, 11:21:55 am
I can't find a video of his post-race interview (shown on ITV4) bit it was really moving: "Nobody means to do something like this". Wow.

NOS Sport - Hoogerland: "Baal verschrikkelijk" (http://nos.nl/video/255119-hoogerland-baal-verschrikkelijk.html)
I'm not sure whether it is available outside NL, and it lacks subtitling.
Title: Re: Johnny Hoogerland
Post by: pcolbeck on July 14, 2011, 11:25:29 am
I reckon he's faking the extent of his injuries and is going to spring a big attack today :)
Title: Re: Johnny Hoogerland
Post by: Tim on July 14, 2011, 11:57:59 am
The only thing capable of stopping him (that wooden fencepost) is apparently due to be auctioned!