Gösta Pettersson

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Gösta Pettersson
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Personal information
Full name Gösta Pettersson
Born (1940-10-23) 23 October 1940 (age 74)
Alingsås Municipality, Sweden
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Overall rider
Professional team(s)
1970–1972
1973
1974
Ferretti
Scic
Magniflex
Major wins

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
General Classification (1971)
1 Stage (1972)

Tour de Romandie (1970)

Tour de Suisse - 1 stage (1973)
Infobox last updated on
29 July 2014

Gösta Pettersson (born 23 November 1940) is a Swedish former professional road racing cyclist and three-time Olympic medalist.[1] 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, Gösta, Sture 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[edit]

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
1st – Trofeo Baracchi (with Tomas Pettersson)
1971 – Ferretti
Jersey pink.svg1st Overall – Giro d'Italia
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

Grand Tours overall classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974
Pink jersey Giro 6 1 6 13 10
Yellow jersey Tour 3 WD - - -
red jersey Vuelta - - - - -

WD = Withdrew

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gösta Pettersson Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Kurt Johansson
Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
with Erik Petterson, Sture Petterson
and Tomas Petterson

1967
Succeeded by
Toini Gustafsson-Rönnlund