HENDERSON Greg < Back  
Sport Cycling - Road, Cycling - Track
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Men
Born 10 Sep 1976 in Dunedin, NZL
Height1.81 m
Weight 72 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Katie Mactier
Residence Girona, ESP
Occupation Athlete
Higher education Physical Education - University of Otago : Dunedin, NZL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began cycling at age five.
Why this sport? He raced BMX bikes for 12 years before his brother got him into road cycling.
Club / Team Lotto Belisol: Belgium
Name of coach Marc Sergeant [sports director]
International Debut
Year 1994
Competing for New Zealand
General Interest
Nicknames Hendy. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2000)
Hobbies Video games, watching movies, fishing, golf, drinking beer, socialising and relaxing with his family. (Team Health Net, 13 Mar 2005)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning a Grand Tour stage in 2009 and being the 2004 UCI World Champion. (New Zealand Commonwealth Games Guides, 2010; teamsky.com, 01 Aug 2010)
Injuries In 2006 he broke his hip at the McClane Pacific Criterium. (vorb.org.nz, 27 Dec 2006)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Always ride for position, not the wheel." (cyclingnz.com, 04 May 2004)

"I always race so much harder when I know the whole team has ridden for me. I hate letting people down." (roadcycling.co.nz, 13 Sep 2010)
Awards and honours He was named New Zealand's Track Cyclist of the Year in 2001, 2002 and 2003 and was named Athlete of the Year in Otago in 2001, 2002 and 2003. (videosurf.com, 27 Mar 2012)
Other sports He finished 11th at the BMX World Championships in Brisbane, Australia. He has also competed on both road and track.(Athlete, 08 Feb 2000; stuff.co.nz, 06 Jun 2012)
Famous relatives His wife, Katie Mactier, represents Australia in track cycling. (news.smh.com.au, 29 Oct 2010)
Other information ROAD WARRIOR
He switched to road cycling in 2004. (stuff.co.nz, 06 Jun 2012)

MISSING BIKE
Two months after riding in the Athens Olympic Games, his track bike was still in transit between Athens and New Zealand, which forced him to decline invitations to ride in other international meets. (NZ Herald, 28 Oct 2004)