Leif Mortensen

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Leif Mortensen
Leif Mortensen 1973.jpg
Leif Mortensen c. 1973
Personal information
Full name Leif Mortensen
Born (1946-05-05) 5 May 1946 (age 71)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb)
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1970–1974 Bic
1975 Maes-Watney

Leif Mortensen (born 5 May 1946) is a former Danish professional road bicycle racer. He won a silver medal in the individual road race at the 1968 Summer Olympics while finishing fourth in the team time trial.[1] In 1970–1975 he rode professionally with the following achievements.[2]

Palmarès[edit]

1967
2nd, World Road Championships, 100 km TTT
1968
2nd, Olympic Games, Road race, Mexico City
1969
2nd, World Road Championships, 100 km TTT
1st, World Road Championships, Amateur road race, Brno
1970
2nd, World Road Championships, Professional road race, Leicester
1971
1st, Hellemmes
1st, Trofeo Baracchi (with Luis Ocaña)
6th, Overall, Tour de France
1972
1st, Le Quillo
1973
1st, GP Aix-en-Provence
1st, Stage 5, Paris–Nice, Manosque
1st, Overall, Tour of Belgium
1st, Stage 5b, Nivelles

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leif Mortensen Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Leif Mortensen profile at Cycling Archives