Bart Brentjens

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Bart Brentjens
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Personal information
Full name Bart Jan-Baptist Marie Brentjens
Nickname Bartman
Born (1968-10-10) 10 October 1968 (age 50)
Haelen, the Netherlands
Team information
Discipline MTB
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1991–1996 American Eagle
1997–1999 Mountain-Dew Specialized
2000–2006 Giant
2007–2008 Dolphin-Trek
2009–2012 Milka-Superior
2013–present Superior MTB Team
Major wins
UCI Mountain Bike World Cup (1994)
4 Individual Races
Absa Cape Epic (2005) Overall Winner
Absa Cape Epic (2012) Masters Category
Absa Cape Epic (2014) Masters Category

MaillotMundial.PNG Cross Country World Champion


MaillotHolanda.PNG Dutch Cross Country Champion

(1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)

MaillotHolanda.PNG Dutch Marathon Champion

(2005, 2009)

Bart Jan-Baptist Marie Brentjens (born 10 October 1968 in Haelen) is a Dutch racing cyclist in mountain biking.

Brentjens won a gold medal for mountain biking in the 1996 Summer Olympics, the first to recognize cross-country mountain biking as an event. He followed this with bronze in the 2004 Summer Olympics. Previously he won gold at the 1995 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships.[1] In 2007 he became 10th time Dutch National champion

Brentjens competed in Men's category of the Absa Cape Epic in 2005, winning 1st place overall with team mate Roel Paulissen. In 2009 he won 2nd place overall, this time competing alongside Chris Jongewaard. Brentjens then began competing in the Master's category. He won the category in both 2012 with Jan Weevers and in 2014 with Abraao Azevedo. He has completed the marathon stage race ten times to date.

Major results

UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships
  • Gold Medal (Cross Country: 1995)
  • Silver Medal (Marathon: 2003,2005)
  • Bronze Medal (Cross Country: 1994,2000; Marathon: 2004)
UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
  • 1st Overall (1994)
Absa Cape Epic
  • 1st Overall (2005)
  • 3rd Overall (2007)
  • 2nd Overall (2009)
  • 1st Masters category (2012)
  • 2nd Masters category (2013)
  • 1st Masters category (2014)
  • 1st Masters category (2015)

See also


  1. ^ "Keeping that winning feeling, An interview with Bart Brentjens". Cycling News. 2006-05-08. Retrieved 2007-06-12.
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