Jean Aerts

Jean Aerts (Laken, 8 September 1907 – Bruges, 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.

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.

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1933 Tour De France - Race Details
... have challenged Speicher for the overall victory, especially thanks to the help of Jean Aerts ... the Dutch-speaking and French-speaking cyclists, and Jean Aerts did not help Lemaire but went for his own success ... They were set back to the 6th and 7th place, and Jean Aerts, who initially was third, was named the winner of the race ...