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The original Swedish sensation
Tales from the peloton, November 15, 2009
Gösta Pettersson was the first cyclist born north of the Rhine to win the Giro d’Italia when he passed the finish line on the Swedish pine boards of the Vigorello velodrome in Milan on June 10, 1971. It was and is Sweden’s first and only Grand Tour victory. Cyclingnews’ Tomas Nilsson brings Pettersson’s story to the internet age.