Gösta Pettersson


Gösta Pettersson

Infobox Cyclist
ridername = Gösta Pettersson


fullname = Gösta Pettersson
nickname =
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1940|10|23
country = SWE
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weight =
currentteam = Retired
discipline = Road
role = Rider
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majorwins = silver medal 1968 olympic team time trial
updated = July 15, 2008

Gösta Pettersson (born November 23, 1940 in Alingsås Municipality) is a Swedish former professional road racing cyclist and three-time Olympic medalist. The highlight of his career was his overall win in the 1971 Giro d'Italia. He was also third in the 1970 Tour de France which was in his first year as a professional, at age 30.

In 1967, The Fåglum brothers (Erik Pettersson, Gösta Pettersson, Sture Pettersson and Tomas Pettersson) were awarded the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal. The brothers won the World Amateur Cycling Championships between 1967-1969 along with a silver medal in the 1968 Summer Olympics.

Results and Teams

;1964 (amateur): 3rd (Bronze) – 1964 Summer Olympics – 100 km Team Time Trial: 3rd (Bronze) – World Amateur Cycling Championships – 185 km Men's Road Race;1967 (amateur): 1st (Gold) – World Amateur Cycling Championships – 100 km Team Time Trial;1968 (amateur): 1st (Gold) – World Amateur Cycling Championships – 100 km Team Time Trial: 2nd (Silver) – 1968 Summer Olympics – 100 km Team Time Trial: 3rd (Bronze) – 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's Road Race: 1st overall – Tour of Britain;1969 (amateur): 1st (Gold) – World Amateur Cycling Championships – 100 km Team Time Trial;1970 – Ferretti: 1st Overall – Tour de Romandie: 1st – Coppa Sabatini: 3rd Overall – Tour de France;1971 – Ferretti: : 1st Overall – Giro dell'Appennino: 1st Overall – Giro delle Marche;1973 – Scic: 7th Overall – Tour de Suisse:: Winner stage 8b;1974 – Magniflex: 2nd Overall – Tour de Suisse

External links

*cyclingwebsite|3702
* [http://www.letour.fr/HISTO/TDF/riders/us/4058.html Official Tour de France results for Gösta Pettersson]

Persondata
NAME=Pettersson, Gösta
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SHORT DESCRIPTION=Road bicycle racer
DATE OF BIRTH=1940-10-23
PLACE OF BIRTH=Alingsås, Sweden
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