Gosta Pettersson

The top five, 1970 Tour.
(l to r): Zoetemelk (2nd), Merckx (1st), Pettersson (3rd), Vandenbossche (4th) & Wagtmans (5th).

This video is in Swedish and an excellent one on Gosta Pettersson. In his first year as a professional he showed his promise winning the Coppa Sabatini, Tour of Romandie & finished remarkably well to 3rd overall at the 1970 Tour de France. The following year he cemented his greatness to win the 1971 Giro d'Italia. He rode his entire professional career for Italian teams and excelled. Pettersson is probably the finest road racer to come out of Sweden!

Cruising with Gosta Pettersson.

Click below for the fine video...