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
Residence Girona, ESP
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Lotto Belisol: Belgium
Further Personal Information
Higher education Physical Education - University of Otago : Dunedin, NZL
General Interest
Hobbies Video games, watching movies, fishing, golf, drinking beer, socialising and relaxing with his family. (Team Health Net, 13 Mar 2005)
Injuries In 2006 he broke his hip at the McClane Pacific Criterium. (vorb.org.nz, 27 Dec 2006)
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)
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)
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? He raced BMX bikes for 12 years before his brother got him into road cycling.
General Interest
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)
Sport Specific Information
Name of coach Marc Sergeant [sports director]
When and where did you begin this sport? He began cycling at age five.
International Debut
Year 1994
Competing for New Zealand
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete
General Interest
Nicknames Hendy. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2000)
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)
Other information ROAD WARRIOR
He switched to road cycling in 2004. (stuff.co.nz, 06 Jun 2012)

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)
Further Personal Information
Family Wife Katie Mactier