Mario Aerts

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Mario Aerts
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Personal information
Full name Mario Aerts
Born (1974-12-31) 31 December 1974 (age 40)
Herentals, Belgium
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1996–1997 Vlaanderen 2002
1998–2002 Lotto-Mobistar
2003–2004 Team Telekom
2005–2011 Davitamon-Lotto
Managerial team(s)
2012– Lotto-Belisol
Major wins
2001 Circuit Franco Belge
2002 La Flèche Wallonne
Infobox last updated on
1 April 2013

Mario Aerts (born 31 December 1974 in Herentals, Belgium) is a former professional road bicycle racer, who competed between 1996 and 2011. He competed for three different teams; Vlaanderen 2002, Team Telekom and the Lotto team through various sponsorships, competing with that particular team for twelve seasons during his career. During this time he raced in the Tours de France, the Giro d'Italia, and the Vuelta. In the 2007 cycling season, he finished in these three major stage races in cycling. He was only the 25th racer in the history of cycling to achieve this.

Aerts won the GP d'Isbergues in 1996, Circuit Franco Belge in 2001, the Giro della Provincia di Lucca in 2001, and most notably La Flèche Wallonne in 2002; he did not won a professional race after that. In June 2011, he announced his retirement as a professional cyclist at the end of the year, citing heart problems as the major cause.[1]

Palmares[edit]

1994
1st, Stage 6 Tour de Wallonie
1995
2nd Overall Tour de Wallonie
1996
1st GP d'Isbergues
1997
1st Overall Circuit Franco-Belge
Mountains Competition
1999
3rd La Flèche Wallonne
3rd Overall Route du Sud
21st Overall Tour de France
2000
5th La Flèche Wallonne
28th Overall Tour de France
2001
27th Overall Tour de France
1st Overall Giro della Provincia di Lucca
2002
1st La Flèche Wallonne
2005
15th Overall Vuelta a España
2006
3rd Overall Settimana internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
2007
20th Overall Giro d'Italia
70th Overall Tour de France
28th Overall Vuelta a España
2008
31st Overall Tour de France
8th Men's Olympics road race

References[edit]

  1. ^ Atkins, Ben (9 June 2011). "Cardiac Arrhythmia forces Mario Aerts to retire early". VeloNation (VeloNation LLC). Retrieved 5 January 2012. 

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