Historic Overview Ertjies Bezuidenhout

Rider

NameErtjies BEZUIDENHOUT
Country
  South Africa
Date of birth13-Oct-1955 - Vanderbijlpark (Gauteng)
Date of death29-Feb-2012 - Pretoria (Eastern Cape)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Ernst Bezuidenhout (13 October 1955, Vanderbijlpark – 29 February 2012, Pretoria) was a well-known South African cyclist, better known under his nickname Ertjies. He won the Rapport Tour in 1984 and the Argus three times in 1981, 1982 en 1986. Ertjies was a strong climber and won the King of the Mountains title several times during the Rapport Tour. Other cyclists of his era are Alan van Heerden and Robbie McIntosh.

Ertjiesberg on the R 500 main road between Fochville and Parys is named after him; he had a regular workout here.

A student at the Potchefstroom University from 1976 to 1978, he exercised relentlessly to become a Springbok cyclist. At hostel, he regularly mounted his racing bicycle on an afternoon and took his washing to be done at his parents' home in Vanderbijlpark, returning the same evening to Potchefstroom. To him, this trip was just a regular brief exercise.

source - Wikipedia

Seasons

Ertjies Bezuidenhout - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1982 Bezuidenhout 0 1169
2. 1983 Le Turbo 0 1124
3. 1984 Realtime Computers 0 1200
4. 1985 Southern Sun - Peugeot 0 1220
5. 1986 Southern Sun - Peugeot 0 1236
6. 1987 Southern Sun - M-Net 0 1273
7. 1989 Southern Sun - VW Fox 0 1341
Overall: 0 46385