Sven-Åke Nilsson

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Sven-Åke Nilsson
Personal information
Full name Sven-Åke Nilsson
Born (1951-09-13) 13 September 1951 (age 65)
Malmö, Sweden
Team information
Current team Retired
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1977-1980 Miko - Mercier
1981 Splendor - Wickes
1982 Wolber
1983 Termolan - Galli
1984 Santini - Conti

Sven-Åke Nilsson (born 1 January 1951) is a Swedish retired road racing cyclist.[1] He was a professional cyclist from 1977 until his retirement 1984 with a stage win and 3rd place in the Overall classification in Vuelta a España and two stage wins in Paris–Nice as career highlights.[2] He also competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics and 1976 Summer Olympics.[3]

Major results[edit]

1972 (amateur)
1st  Sweden National Championship Road Race[4]
1974 (amateur)
1st World Championship Team time trial[5]
1976 (amateur)
Tour de l'Avenir
Winner Overall
Winner 1st Stage
11th Overall in Tour de France
Tour de Corse
Étoile des Espoirs
Winner 4th stage
2nd Overall
3rd Amstel Gold Race
3rd Overall in Critérium International
12th Overall in Tour de France
1st Stage 2 in Critérium International
2nd La Flèche Wallonne
Tour de France
7th Overall
4th Mountains classification
Setmana Catalana de Ciclisme
Tour de France
8th Overall
5th Mountains classification
Vuelta a España
3rd Overall
1st Stage 10
1st Stage 2 in Paris–Nice
14th Overall Tour de France
2nd Giro della Romagna


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