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Historic Overview Sven Åke Nilsson

Rider

Overall Rank507
NameSven Åke NILSSON
Country
  Sweden
Date of birth13-Sep-1951 - Malmö (Skane Lan)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Sven-Åke Nilsson (born 13 September 1951) is a Swedish retired road racing cyclist. His sporting career began with CK Ringen Malmö. He was a professional cyclist from 1977 until his retirement in 1984.

For half a decade early in his career he was among the strongest GC Contenders and often among the top 10 overall during the Tour de France while riding for the very strong Miko-Mercier squads, who also included riders like Christian Seznec, Raymond Martin and Joop Zoetemelk. In the 1978 Tour de France he finished 11th, in 1979 12th, 1980 7th and in 1981 he finished 8th. He had a stage win and 3rd place overall in the 1982 Vuelta, and a few months later he rode the Tour for the final time in the 1982 Tour de France, and finished 14th.

Other career highlights include two stage wins in Paris–Nice and competing at the 1972 Summer Olympics and 1976 Summer Olympics.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

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Major Victories

Setmana Catalana 1981
Tour de l'Avenir 1976
Vuelta a España - stages 1982 (1)
Paris - Nice - stages 1979 (1), 1982 (1)
Critérium International - stages 1980 (1)
Tour de l'Avenir - stages 1976 (1)
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Seasons

Sven Åke Nilsson - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1971 Individual 9 649
2. 1972 Individual 20 527
3. 1973 Individual 13 550
4. 1974 Individual 50 405
5. 1975 Individual 119 238
6. 1976 Individual 100 317
7. 1977 Miko - Mercier - Hutchinson 289 158
8. 1978 Miko - Mercier - Hutchinson 1166 26
9. 1979 Miko - Mercier - Vivagel 1681 19
10. 1980 Miko - Mercier - Vivagel - Volvo 1758 17
11. 1981 Splendor - Wickes Bouwmarkt - Europ Decor 1096 45
12. 1982 Wolber - Spidel 1324 25
13. 1983 Termolan - Galli - CIOCC 148 295
14. 1984 Santini - Conti - Galli 107 338
Overall: 7880 507