Thursday, February 9, 2012

Gosta Pettersson

Gosta Pettersson

Gosta Pettersson (born November 23, 1940) is a Swedish former professional road racing cyclist and three time Olympic medalist. In his first year as a professional he won the Coppa Sabatini, Tour of Romandie and finished very well in 3rd place overall in the 1970 Tour de France. His second year as a professional cyclist, 1971, he won the 54th edition of the Giro d'Italia. 
The Faglum brothers (Erik, Gosta, Sture and Tomas Pettersson
The F├ąglum brothers were Swedish cyclists Erik, Gosta, Sture and Tomas Pettersson. The brothers won the team time trial World Amateur Cycling Championships between 1967-1969 along with a silver medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics. In 1967, they were awarded the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal. This award is an annual award "for the most significant Swedish sports achievement of the year".  

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