Historic Overview Jean Aerts

Rider

Overall Rank352
NameJean AERTS
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth08-Sep-1907 - Laken (Brabant)
Date of death15-Jun-1992 - Brugge (West Vlaanderen)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Jean Aerts - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1927 Individual 176 117
2. 1929 Elvish 970 21
3. 1930 Alcyon 885 23
4. 1931 Alcyon 456 56
5. 1932 Alcyon 1366 12
6. 1933 Alcyon 1827 5
7. 1934 Alcyon 413 63
8. 1935 Alcyon 1687 10
9. 1936 Alcyon 156 200
10. 1937 Alcyon 3 629
11. 1938 Alcyon 0 751
12. 1939 Alcyon 25 467
Overall: 7964 352

Biography

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.

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.

source - Wikipedia