Knut Knudsen

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Knut Knudsen
1972 stamp of Umm al-Quwain Knut Knudsen.jpg
Kundsen on a stamp of Umm al-Quwain
Personal information
Born (1950-10-12) 12 October 1950 (age 66)
Levanger, Norway
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb)

Knut Knudsen (born 12 October 1950) is a retired Norwegian road and track cyclist. As an amateur he competed on track in the individual 4000 m pursuit at the 1968 and 1972 Olympics and 1973 World Champsionships, and won the event in 1972 and 1973. At the 1972 Olympics he also placed fifth in the 100 km team time trial on the road.[1] He won the Norwegian National Road Race Championships in 1972 and 1973.[2]

Between 1966 and 1973 Knudsen won 11 Norwegian championships. In 1974 he turned professional and cycled in Italy until 1981. He won six stages of the Giro d'Italia and wore the pink leader jersey in this major 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. In total 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Knut Knudsen Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "National Championship, Road, Elite, Norway". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 

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