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 Gösta Pettersson
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  Posted March 10th, 2012 by Zdenko  in Cycling | 2 comments

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. 

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