Hoogerland turned pro in 2009 when Vacansoleil-DCM received a Professional Continental license. After Vacansoleil-DCM closed down, Hoogerland was happy to join his former team-mate Matteo Carrara at Androni Giocattoli. "It's a much smaller team than Vacansoleil-DCM. We started the training camp without the Venezuelan riders so the group was even smaller. It felt very family-like. A nice, new adventure,… and the WorldTour is not an absolute must for me. Yes, I won't ride the Tour de France but the Giro is a great race. Their race programme was vital to me, not the quantity but the quality of races they could offer me. "
"I am not afraid during races. During training I don't take unnecessary risks. The roads are still wet in the morning here in Spain and I don't want to crash on a descent. So I ride a bit slower if needed."