Historic Overview Jean Aerts

Rider

Overall Rank345
NameJean AERTS
Country
  Belgium
Date of birth08-Sep-1907 - Laken (Brabant)
Date of death15-Jun-1992 - Brugge (West Vlaanderen)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Jean Aerts

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

Major Victories

World Championships Road Race 1935
Paris - Bruxelles 1931
Tour de France - stages 1930 (1), 1932 (1), 1933 (6), 1935 (4)
Volta Ciclista a Catalunya - stages 1929 (5)
Paris - Nice - stages 1933 (1)
Tour de Suisse - stages 1934 (1)

Seasons

Jean Aerts - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1927 Individual 173 127
2. 1929 Elvish 1061 21
3. 1930 Alcyon - Dunlop 984 23
4. 1931 Alcyon - Dunlop 575 51
5. 1932 Alcyon - Dunlop - Armor 1376 12
6. 1933 Alcyon - Dunlop 1883 5
7. 1934 Alcyon - Dunlop 413 67
8. 1935 Alcyon - Dunlop 1699 12
9. 1936 Alcyon - Dunlop 158 209
10. 1937 Alcyon - Dunlop 3 666
11. 1938 Alcyon - Dunlop 0 866
12. 1939 Alcyon - Dunlop 25 487
Overall: 8350 345