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Bart Brentjens

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameBart Jan-Baptist Marie•Brentjens
Used nameBart•Brentjens
Nick/petnamesBartman
Born10 October 1968 in Haelen (NED)
Measurements188 cm / 79 kg
AffiliationsVille de Charleroi - New Systems (BEL) / Giant Asia Racing Team, TAI / Trek-Marco Polo, CHN
NOC Netherlands

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 Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1996 Summer Olympics Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) NED Bart Brentjens
Cross-Country, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
2000 Summer Olympics Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) NED Bart Brentjens
Cross-Country, Men (Olympic) 12
2004 Summer Olympics Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) NED Bart Brentjens
Cross-Country, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
2008 Summer Olympics Cycling Mountain Bike (Cycling) NED Bart Brentjens
Cross-Country, Men (Olympic) 37