Written by tracy smith
Thursday, 02 February 2006
Weight: 175 lbs.
Date of Birth: 7/31/73
Place of Birth: Perth, Australia
Residence: Boulder, CO
Pro Since: 1995
After two seasons on the European ProTour with Belgium’s Davitamon-Lotto squad, former Australian national champion Henk Vogels returned to the U.S. peloton in 2007 with his new Toyota-United Team, bringing to the table a wealth of both domestic and international experience to share with his new teammates. Vogels made an immediate impact, serving as Ivan Dominguez’s top lead-out man and helping Dominguez to his most successful season ever. But Vogels’ season was interrupted in July when he broke the glenoid bone in his shoulder during a collision with a metal post at the Infineon Cougar Mountain Classic Criterium.
Vogels is one of Australia’s great classics riders and is one of the world’s best lead out men. He embraced this role during the past two seasons, leading Davitamon-Lotto teammate Robbie McEwen to multiple wins, including six at the Giro D’Italia.
This is his second tour of duty riding in the U.S. He spent five seasons racing for American teams from 2000-2004, winning both the USPRO Road and Criterium Championships. He has also amassed an impressive race resume since his pro debut in 1995 with podium finishes all over the world including a third place stage finish at the 1997 Tour de France, a stage win at the 2003 Tour de Georgia and four top 10 career finishes at the Giro d’Italia.
Despite his numerous cycling accolades, his greatest achievement to date has been his remarkable recovery from a near-fatal crash in 2003 that caused him severe head, spine and ankle injuries. Left with advanced arthritis and six screws in his left ankle, Vogels had to undergo intensive rehabilitation.
After a heavy winter training program back home in Australia, Vogels is ready to have a stellar 2008 season.
Vogels resides in Boulder, CO with his wife Cindy and their three children.
2007- Present - Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team
2005-2006 - Davitamon Lotto
2003-2004 - Navigator’s Insurance
2000-2002 - Mercury, Mercury/Vitale (2001)
1998-1999 - Credit Agricole
1997 - Gan
1996 - Rabobank
1995 - Novell
1st CU Research Park Criterium
1st Promontory Park Criterium
1st Tour of the Gila Stage 4
1st Scott Kornfield Coal Miners Classic
1st Gateway Cup Stage 4
1st Gateway Cup Overall Winner
2nd Vuela Ciclista CROC Stage 1
2nd Vuela Ciclista CROC GC
2nd San Dimas Hospital Road Race
2nd Tokyo Joe's Spring Criterium
2nd AT&T Austin Downtown Criterium
2nd Gateway Cup Stage 3
3rd North Boulder Park Criterium
4th Vuela Ciclista CROC Stage 4
5th Tulsa Tough Brady Village Criterium
5th Tulsa Tough Male Omnium
7th Tulsa Tough QuikTrip Blue Dome Criterium
7th Commerce Bank Allentown Classic
10th Tulsa Tough Riverview Criterium
1st, Stage 3, Central Valley Classic Criterium
1st, Wheels of Thunder Classic Criterium
3rd, Sequoia Cycling Classic Criterium
3rd, Driveway Criterium
3rd, Stage 4, Nature Valley Grand Prix
7th, Stage 4, Amgen Tour of California
1st, Nerang New Year's Day Criterium
4th, Stage 15, Giro d'Italia
5th, Road Race, Australian Open Road Champ.
7th Overall, Challenge Illes Balears
8th, Stage 1, Tour de Georgia
25th Overall, Driesdaagse van de Panne
2nd, 5th and 10th stage finishes, Giro d'Italia
2nd, Noosa International Criterium
5th, Stage 3, Herald Sun Tour
6th, Southbank GP
7th, Grote Scheldeprijs-Vlaanderen
16th, Lancaster, Wachovia Cycling Series
1st, Stage 2, Tour of Georgia
2nd, Route Adelie
6th, Australian Open Road Championship
6th, Australian Criterium Championship
7th, Grand Prix de Rennes
8th, Wachovia USPRO Championship
1st Overall, USPRO Criterium
2nd, San Francisco Grand Prix
4th Overall, First Union USPRO Title
8th Overall, First Union Invitational
1st, USPRO Championship
1st Overall, Alcobendas
1st, Stage of the Vuelta Rioja
1st, Stage 2, Vuelta Asturias Llanes
2nd, Stage 9, Tour de Langkawi Kajang
2nd, Stage 3, Vuelta Asturias Gijon
3rd, Stage 1, Tour of Luxembourg Dippach
3rd, Stage 1, Redlands Classic
1st, Australian Open, Portarlington
1st, Team Time Trial, Tour of Mediterranean
4th, Stage 7, Tour de France
4th, Stage 6, Paris-Nice Sisteron
7th, Stage 8, Paris-Nice Nice
5th, Stage 2, Tour of Spain
1st, Two Man Time Trial, Duo Normand
2nd, Grand Prix de Denain
2nd, Stage 5, Tour of Luxembourg
2nd, Stage 8, Volta Ciclista a Catalunya
3rd, Stage 21, Tour de France Paris
3rd, Stage 6, Tour de l’Avenir
3rd, Paris-Tours, World Cup Race
3rd, Stage 1, Tour of Luxembourg
3rd, Stage 4, Bayern-Rundfahrt
3rd, Stage 2, Tour of Mediterranean
3rd, Stage 6, Semana Catalana
3rd, Stage 3, Bicicleta Vasca
4th Overall, Tour of Luxembourg
6th, Prologue, Paris-Nice France
3rd, Stage 7, Tour de France
11th, Amstel Gold Race
1st, Stage of Tour de l’Avenir
6th Overall, Tour de l’Avenir
3rd Overall, Sun Tour
1st, Stage 14, Sun Tour
2nd, Stage 2, Tour of Luxembourg
3rd, Stage 1, Tour of Limousin
3rd Overall, Sun Tour
3rd, Stage 1, Sun Tour Mildura
4th Overall, Tour of Limousin
4th, Stage 6, Sun Tour Gisborne
4th, Stage 10, Sun Tour Devonport
5th, Stage 8, Sun Tour Smithton
5th, Stage 3, Sun Tour Robinvale
6th, Stage 5, Sun Tour Bendigo
8th, Grand Prix de Wallonie
8th Overall, Tour of Luxembourg
1st Overall, Tour of Holland
1st, Team Time Trial, Commonwealth Games
1st, Prologue, Rheinland Phalz Rundfarht
1st, Stage of the Tour of South Africa
1st, Stage 1, Commonwealth Bank Classic
5th Overall, Tour of Sweden
6th Overall, Tour de l’Avenir
8th, World Road Championship
6th, Team Time Trial, World Champ.
1st Overall, Groot Axel, Under 19
1st, Ledegem-Kemmel-Ledegem, Under 19
2nd, Points Race, Under 19 Australian Champ.
2nd, Scratch Race, Under 19 Australian Champ.
3rd, Team Pursuit, Under 19 Australian Champion.
4th, Individual Pursuit, Under 19 Australian Champ.
3rd, Team Pursuit, Junior World Champ.
7th, Road Race, Junior World Champ.
2nd, Team Time Trial, Under 19 Australian Champ.
4th, Road Race, Under 19 Australian Champ.
2nd, Team Time Trial, Under 17 Australian Champ.
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