Knut Knudsen

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Knut Knudsen
Medal record
Men's track cycling
Competitor for  Norway
Olympic Games
Gold 1972 Munich Individual pursuit

Knut Knudsen (born 12 October 1950 in Levanger) is a retired Norwegian racing cyclist.
He now lives in Italy for the most of the year.

Amateur[edit]

He won the 4,000 m individual pursuit at the 1972 Summer Olympics and at the World Championship in 1973.

Professional[edit]

He won 11 Norwegian championships and cycled professionally in Italy from 1974 to 1981. He has six stage wins in the Giro d'Italia, and in addition he has also wore the pink leader jersey in the prestigious tour. Knudsen won Tirreno–Adriatico in 1979. He was chosen the world's best time trial cyclist by two biggest sporting magazines from 1979 to 1981.

On the whole he won 49 professional races.

Major achievements[edit]

1966
1st MaillotNoruega.PNG National Championship, Track, Pursuit, Juniors
1967
1st MaillotNoruega.PNG National Championship, Track, Pursuit, Juniors
1968
1st MaillotNoruega.PNG National Championship, Road, Juniors
1st Nordic Championship, Road, Juniors
2nd Nordic Championship, Road, Team time trial
1969
1st MaillotNoruega.PNG National Championship, Track, 1 km, Elite
1st MaillotNoruega.PNG National Championship, Track, Pursuit, Elite
1972
1st MaillotNoruega.PNG National Championship, Track, 1 km, Elite
1st MaillotNoruega.PNG National Championship, Track, Pursuit, Elite
1st MaillotNoruega.PNG National Championship, Road, Elite
1st MaillotNoruega.PNG National Championship, Road, ITT, Elite
1st Nordic Championship, Road, Amateurs
2nd Nordic Championship, Team time trial, Amateurs
1st, Olympic flag.svg Olympic Games, Track, Pursuit, Elite
1973
1st Gold medal blank.svg World Championship, Track, Pursuit, Amateurs
1st MaillotNoruega.PNG National Championship, Track, 1 km, Elite
1st MaillotNoruega.PNG National Championship, Track, Pursuit, Elite
1st MaillotNoruega.PNG National Championship, Road, Elite
1st MaillotNoruega.PNG National Championship, Road, ITT, Elite
2nd Nordic Championship, Road, TTT, Amateurs
1974
1st Stage 5b
3rd Stage 4
2nd overall classification
2nd Stage 5
2nd Stage 19
1975
2nd World Championship, Track, Pursuit, Elite
3rd overall classification
3rd Stage 5

3rd overall classification

2nd overall classification
1st Stage 5
1st Stage 1
3rd Stage 6
3rd Stage 9
1976
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg World Championship, Track, Pursuit, Elite
1st Stage 1
3rd Stage 7
2nd Stage 17
1977
2nd Silver medal blank.svg World Championship, Track, Pursuit, Elite
3rd overall classification
3rd Stage 1
3rd Stage 2
1st Stage 4b
2nd Stage 1
1st Stage 5
2nd Stage 7
3rd Prologue
1st Stage 9
3rd Stage 21
1978
1st Trofeo Laigueglia
3rd Trofeo Pantalica
1st Trofeo Baracchi (with Roy Schuiten)
1st overall classification
3rd Stage 2
1st overall classification
1st Stage 3
2nd overall classification
3rd Stage 3
1st Stage 5
3rd Stage 4
2nd Stage 16
1979
2nd Giro del Lazio
3rd Milan – San Remo
1st Stage 3
1st Stage 5b
1st overall classification
1st Prologue
1st overall classification
1st Stage 5
3rd Prologue
2nd Stage 1
2nd Stage 3
2nd Stage 8
1st Stage 10
3rd Stage 14
27 overall classification
2nd Prologue
2nd Stage 11
1980
3rd Trofeo Pantalica
1st GP Eddy Merckx
1st Prologue
2nd Prologue
1st Stage 4b
2nd overall classification
2nd Stage 2b
2nd Stage 4
3rd Prologue
1st Stage 1a
2nd Prologue
3rd Stage 5
3rd Stage 20
1981
1st GP Eddy Merckx
2nd Trofeo Baracchi
1st Prologue
2nd Stage 7
1st Prologue
1st Stage 13
1st Stage 23a

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