No. 122 - Heath Blackgrove
|Team: Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team |
DOB: 12/5/1980 | Age: 26
Hometown: Oamaru, NZL
Residence: Waimate, South Canterbury
Height: 5'8 | Weight: 143
Pro Since: 2005
NRC Rank: 34th
& Points: 464
Specialty: All Around
Career SummaryIn his first season racing in the United States, Heath Blackgrove finished 2006 with five top three finishes, including the overall title at the San Dimas stage Race and a stage win the Central Valley Classic.
He has won 11 New Zealand national titles including the road time trial in every age category from Junior under 17 to Elite. In 2003, he was a member of the New Zealand Pursuit Team that won Gold at the Sidney World Cup and took 6th in the same event at the World Track Championships. His greatest career achievement was in 2004 when he represented New Zealand at the Athens Olympics.
An all-around cyclist and team player, Blackgrove is strongest on rolling to hilly terrain and in time trials.
Events07 Amgen Tour of California
06 Tour de Georgia
- 2006 1st overall, 5th stage 3, 3rd stages 1 and 2, San Dimas; 1st stage 1 individual time trial, Central Valley Classic; 3rd overall Fitchburg Longsjo Classic; 4th stage 1 individual time trial, Redlands Classic
- 2005 1st Gistel Belgium; 2nd Tour de Jura; 2nd overall Le Triptyque des Monts aux Chateaux; 2nd Circuit des Plages Vendee; 1st Tour de Vineyards; 1st Team classification Tour of Southland
- 2004 1st Road Race and Time Trial, Senior Elite Men, New Zealand National Road Race; 1st Bellegem Kermese; New Zealand National Road and Time Trial Olympic Team Member; 5th overall Tour de Liege; 1st Peter Stevens Memorial Race; 3rd Archer International Grand Prix; 2nd Tour d’Emirates; 1st in Prologue and 1st in Team overall, 5th Team Pursuit, Moscow World Cup
- 2003 6th Pursuit, World Track Championships; 1st Team Pursuit, World Cup Track; 1st Senior Elite Men Road Race, 2nd Time Trial, New Zealand National Road Championships;
- 2002 1st U23 and 3rd overall Powernet Tour of Southland