Author Topic: Johnny Hoogerland  (Read 5948 times)

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Johnny Hoogerland
« 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

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.
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Re: Johnny Hoogerland
« Reply #1 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 ;)

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Re: Johnny Hoogerland
« Reply #2 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.

Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

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Re: Johnny Hoogerland
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: Johnny Hoogerland
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2011, 05:44:46 pm »
Aye.

Where's the Cool Wall when you need it  ;D!
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

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Re: Johnny Hoogerland
« Reply #5 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

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Re: Johnny Hoogerland
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2011, 07:26:14 pm »
+1. Much respect to Johnny H. Hard as nails.

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Re: Johnny Hoogerland
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2011, 07:29:08 pm »

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Re: Johnny Hoogerland
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2011, 07:36:42 pm »
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+1, though for added authenticity, shouldn't the t-shirt be a bit er... "distressed"?  ;)
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Re: Johnny Hoogerland
« Reply #9 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...
What's this bottom line for anyway?

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Re: Johnny Hoogerland
« Reply #10 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.

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Re: Johnny Hoogerland
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2011, 10:33:18 pm »
This is the man who can frighten The Stig and Chuck Norris with two looks! :thumbsup:
Old enough to know better!

Re: Johnny Hoogerland
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2011, 11:00:32 pm »
I iz wanting teh t-shirt!
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Re: Johnny Hoogerland
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2011, 05:27:07 am »
Surely it should be a Johnny Hoogerland shorts multibuy ?
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Johnny Hoogerland
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2011, 07:33:20 am »
Hero  :thumbsup:

Re: Johnny Hoogerland
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2011, 08:57:08 am »
I'd love the t-shirt :) True MAN.

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Re: Johnny Hoogerland
« Reply #16 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.
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Re: Johnny Hoogerland
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2011, 02:24:01 pm »
The T-shirt is now on sale - http://stomachofanger.com/hoogerland.shtml  :thumbsup:

Re: Johnny Hoogerland
« Reply #18 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?

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Re: Johnny Hoogerland
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2011, 11:15:37 am »
Of course, the whole episode is just hilarious, apparently.
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Re: Johnny Hoogerland
« Reply #20 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"
I'm not sure whether it is available outside NL, and it lacks subtitling.
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Re: Johnny Hoogerland
« Reply #21 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 :)
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Johnny Hoogerland
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2011, 11:57:59 am »
The only thing capable of stopping him (that wooden fencepost) is apparently due to be auctioned!