Dirk Baert

Dirk Baert (born 14 February 1949) is a retired Belgian road and track cyclist. On track, he won one gold and two bronze medals in the individual pursuit at the world championships in 1971, 1972 and 1975. He competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in the 1 km time trial and finished in 18th place.[1] On the road, he won the Omloop van de Vlaamse Scheldeboorden (1975), Le Samyn (1976), Halle–Ingooigem (1978) and Grote 1-MeiPrijs (1979), as well as one stage of the Tour of Belgium (1974). He rode the Tour de France in 1974.[2]

Dirk Baert
Personal information
Born (1949-02-14) 14 February 1949 (age 72)
Zwevegem, Belgium
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Medal record
Representing  Belgium
Track World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1971 Varese Individual pursuit
Bronze medal – third place 1972 Marseille Individual pursuit
Bronze medal – third place 1975 Rocourt Individual pursuit


  1. ^ Dirk Baert. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Dirk Baert. cyclingarchives.com