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]


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


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