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Bart Brentjens

Full name: Bart Jan-Baptist Marie Brentjens
Nickname(s): Bartman
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: October 10, 1968 in Haelen, Limburg, Netherlands
Affiliations: Ville de Charleroi - New Systems (BEL) / Giant Asia Racing Team, TAI / Trek-Marco Polo, CHN
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Bart Brentjens was a mountain biker who won the first mountain bike gold medal for men at the 1996 Olympic Games with a long solo effort in the cross country event. Earlier, Brentjens had won the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup (1994) and the cross country world title (1995). Additionally, Brentjens has won two silvers and three bronzes at the World Championships, of which three were won in the marathon. In 2004, the 10-time Dutch champion claimed a second Olympic medal, coming third in Athens.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Cycling Men's Mountainbike, Cross-Country Netherlands NED 1 Gold
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Cycling Men's Mountainbike, Cross-Country Netherlands NED 12
2004 Summer 35 Athina Cycling Men's Mountainbike, Cross-Country Netherlands NED 3 Bronze
2008 Summer 39 Beijing Cycling Men's Mountainbike, Cross-Country Netherlands NED 37

Men's Mountainbike, Cross-Country

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T M
1996 Summer 27 Atlanta Cycling Netherlands Final Standings 1 2-17:38
2000 Summer 31 Sydney Cycling Netherlands Final Standings 12 at 5:39.45
2004 Summer 35 Athina Cycling Netherlands Final Standings 3 2-17:05
2008 Summer 39 Beijing Cycling Netherlands Final Standings 37 at 2 laps
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