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Nelson Filipe Santos Simões Oliveira (born 6 March 1989) is a Portuguese professional road racing cyclist riding for UCI WorldTeam Movistar Team.[2]

Nelson Oliveira
Zottegem - Driedaagse van De Panne-Koksijde, etappe 2, 1 april 2015, vertrek (A106).JPG
Oliveira in April 2015
Personal information
Full name Nelson Filipe Santos Simões Oliveira
Born (1989-03-06) 6 March 1989 (age 28)
Anadia, Portugal
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb; 10.6 st)
Team information
Current team Movistar Team
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Time trialist
Professional team(s)
2010 Xacobeo–Galicia
2011 Team RadioShack
2012–2013 RadioShack–Nissan[1]
2014–2015 Lampre–Merida
2016– Movistar Team
Major wins

Grand Tours

Vuelta a España
1 individual stage (2015)

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2014)
National Time Trial Championships
(2011, 2014–2016)

Contents

CareerEdit

In September 2009, Anadia-born Oliveira won the silver medal in the under-23 time trial at the UCI Road World Championships.[3] In November 2009, Oliveira signed with Xacobeo–Galicia.

In September 2010, he went again to the UCI Road World Championships, and was 4th in the under-23 time trial, not repeating a podium by just 4 seconds.[4] In 2011 he won the Portuguese National Time Trial Championships and finished 17th in the UCI World Time Trial Championships.

Oliveira left RadioShack–Leopard at the end of the 2013 season, and joined Lampre–Merida for the 2014 season.[5] In 2014, he won the Portuguese National Time Trial Championships again. He also won the Portuguese National Road Race Championships several days later. In September 2015 it was reported that Oliveira would leave Lampre–Merida and join Movistar Team for 2016.[6]

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

2006
1st   Time trial, National Junior Road Championships
2007
1st Stage 3a Vuelta Valladolid Juniors
2008
3rd Overall Volta a Madeira
2009
1st   Time trial, National Under–23 Road Championships
2nd   Time trial, UCI Road World Under–23 Championships
5th Overall Volta a Madeira
1st Stage 6
2010
1st   Time trial, National Under–23 Road Championships
UEC European Under–23 Road Championships
2nd   Road race
3rd   Time trial
2nd Overall Grand Prix du Portugal
4th Time trial, UCI Road World Under–23 Championships
6th Overall Bayern-Rundfahrt
6th Overall Giro delle Regioni
2011
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
2012
1st   Mountains classification Ster ZLM Toer
3rd Overall Circuit de la Sarthe
2014
National Road Championships
1st   Time trial
1st   Road race
7th Time trial, UCI Road World Championships
2015
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Stage 13 Vuelta a España
5th Chrono des Nations
2016
National Road Championships
1st   Time trial
2nd Road race
3rd Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
4th Time trial, UEC European Road Championships
7th Time trial, Olympic Games

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
  Giro d'Italia 64 81
  Tour de France 87 47 80
  Vuelta a España 118 21
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "RadioShack-Nissan-Trek announces lineup for 2012". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. 5 December 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2012. 
  2. ^ MARCA.com (2015-09-17). "El Movistar Team ficha a Nelson Oliveira". MARCA.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2016-08-10. 
  3. ^ Bobridge conquers Swiss Worlds course for gold, Oliveira second by 18"
  4. ^ Phinney claims rainbow bands for USA
  5. ^ "Nélson Filipe Santos Simões Oliveira: Portuguese youth for Lampre-Merida". Lampre–Merida. New Master SRL. 26 September 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "El Movistar Team ficha a Nelson Oliveira". MARCA.com (in Spanish). 2015-09-17. Retrieved 2016-08-10. 

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