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Nelson Filipe Santos Simões Oliveira (born 6 March 1989) is a Portuguese professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Movistar Team.[4]

Nelson Oliveira
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Oliveira in 2018
Personal information
Full nameNelson Filipe Santos Simões Oliveira
Born (1989-03-06) 6 March 1989 (age 30)
Anadia, Portugal
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight67 kg (148 lb; 10 st 8 lb)[1]
Team information
Current teamMovistar Team
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeTime trialist
Professional team(s)
2010Xacobeo–Galicia
2011Team RadioShack
2012–2013RadioShack–Nissan[2]
2014–2015Lampre–Merida
2016–Movistar Team[3]
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.[5] 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.[6] In 2011 he won the Portuguese National Time Trial Championships and finished 17th in the UCI World Time Trial Championships. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the men's road race and the men's individual time trial.[7]

Oliveira left RadioShack–Leopard at the end of the 2013 season, and joined Lampre–Merida for the 2014 season.[8] 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.[3] At the 2016 Summer Olympics, he competed in the road race and the men's individual time trial.[7]

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
2017
4th Time trial, UCI Road World Championships
2018
5th Time trial, UCI Road World Championships
10th Overall Volta ao Algarve
2019
European Games
2nd   Time trial
10th Road race
6th Overall Vuelta a Castilla y León
6th Trofeo Serra de Tramuntana

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Giro d'Italia 64 81
  Tour de France 87 47 80 79
  Vuelta a España 118 21 47 71
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Nelson Oliveira". Movistar Team. Movistar Team. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  2. ^ "RadioShack-Nissan-Trek announces lineup for 2012". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. 5 December 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  3. ^ a b MARCA.com (17 September 2015). "El Movistar Team ficha a Nelson Oliveira". MARCA.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Movistar Team launches 2019 season with highest hopes". Telefónica. Telefónica, S.A. 18 December 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  5. ^ Bobridge conquers Swiss Worlds course for gold, Oliveira second by 18"
  6. ^ Phinney claims rainbow bands for USA
  7. ^ a b "Nélson Oliveira Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Nélson Filipe Santos Simões Oliveira: Portuguese youth for Lampre-Merida". Lampre–Merida. New Master SRL. 26 September 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013.

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