Historic Overview Sven Åke Nilsson
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. 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. He had a stage win and 3rd place in the Overall classification in the Vuelta a España and two stage wins in Paris–Nice as career highlights. He also competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics and 1976 Summer Olympics.