Gert Bongers

Gert Bongers (born 22 August 1946) is a retired cyclist from the Netherlands. He won the individual pursuit event at the 1967 World championships in 1967 in the Amateurs category. Next year he turned professional and finished second in the individual pursuit in the national championships; he won the national title in this event 1969.[1]

Gert Bongers
Gert Bongers 1967.jpg
Gert Bongers in 1967
Personal information
Born (1946-08-22) 22 August 1946 (age 75)
Voorst, the Netherlands
Sport
SportCycling
Medal record
Representing the  Netherlands
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1967 Amsterdam Individual pursuit

He retired soon and later regretted becoming a professional and thus missing the Olympics. He became a successful businessman and was living in Curacao.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gert Bongers at Cycling Archives
  2. ^ Fred van Slogteren (2003) Wielerhelden van Oranje, Nieuwegein, p. 60
 
Gert Bongers (left) with Piet de Wit and coach Jan Derksen in 1967