Bart Brentjens will be racing his fourth Olympics in Beijing in August. The Dutch Dolphin-Trek team cross country racer needed to finish top 16 at the recent World Cup in Fort William, Scotland, to qualify and he made it to the 14th position overall.
Brentjens had a bad start, but with the help of team-mate and Australian champion at Dolphin-Trek, Chris Jongewaard, both riders went into the top 15. Jongewaard pulled hard in the descents and lost control going over the bars with one lap to go. Jongewaard still managed to finish 18th.
In past Olympic Games, Brentjens won gold in Atlanta in 1996 and bronze in Athens in 2004.