Jean Aerts

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Jean Aerts
Jean Aerts Tour de France 1929.JPG
Personal information
Full name Jean Aerts
Born (1907-09-08)8 September 1907
Laken, Belgium
Died 15 June 1992(1992-06-15) (aged 84)
Bruges, Belgium
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1929
1930
1931–1939
1940–1943
Elvish-Fontan
Fontan-Wolber
Alcyon
individual
Major wins
1935 World Cycling Champion
11 stages Tour de France
Infobox last updated on
30 June 2008

Jean Aerts (8 September 1907 – 15 June 1992) was a Belgian road bicycle racer who specialized as a sprinter. Aerts became the first man to win both the world amateur (1927) and professional (1935) road race championships. In 1935, Aerts captured first place and the gold medal at the professional UCI Road World Championships in Floreffe, Belgium.

In 1927 professional and amateur riders rode concurrently at the Nürburgring in Germany and Aerts finished 5th, the highest ranked amateur. He also competed in three events at the 1928 Summer Olympics.[1]

Although he lacked climbing ability for major tours, he used his sprinting ability to win 11 stages of the Tour de France, including six in 1933.

Major achievements[edit]

1927
Arc en ciel.svg World Cycling Championships Road Race (Amateur)
 Belgium National Road Race Championship (Amateur)
1928
 Belgium National Road Race Championship (Amateur)
1929
Volta a Catalunya
Winner stages 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7
2nd place overall classification
Tour du Sud-Ouest
1930
Tour de France:
Winner stage 6
1931
Paris–Brussels
1932
Tour de France
13th place Overall classification
Winner stage 1
1933
Tour of Belgium:
Overall winner
Winner stages 2, 3 and 5
Tour de France
9th place Overall classification
Winner stages 4, 15, 17, 19, 20 and 21
1 stage Paris–Nice
1934
1 stage Tour de Suisse
Paris - Boulogne-sur-Mer
1935
Arc en ciel.svgWorld Cycling Championships Road Race
Tour de France
Winner stages 4, 8, 10 and 19
29th place overall classification
Paris - Vichy
1936
 Belgium National Road Race Championship
1937
Six days of Brussels (with Omer De Bruycker)
Six days of Paris (with Omer De Bruycker)
1941
 Belgium national track stayers championships
1942
 Belgium national track stayers championships

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jean Aerts Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 

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