Johnny Hoogerland finally receives compensation for 2011 Tour de France horror crash

Johnny Hoogerland has received a payment from the insurance company of the France TV car that hit him during 2011 Tour de France, tangling him in barbed wire

Johnny Hoogerland crash, Tour de France 2011, stage nine
(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Dutchman Johnny Hoogerland has received insurance compensation three years after a media car ran him and Juan Antonio Flecha off the road in the 2011 Tour de France.

"It has taken a long time, but I'm glad it's all behind us," Hoogerland told Dutch website Helden Online. "I understand that insurance issues often take much longer. It does not matter, it's fixed now."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.