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Portrait ofNelson Oliveira
Place: Aveiro
Birth: 06/03/1989
Country: POR
Height: 180 Cm
Weight: 67 Kg
Pro debut: 2010
Years in team: 4
Career path:

2016-2019: Movistar Team
2014-2015: Lampre
2011-2013: RadioShack
2010: Xacobeo-Galicia

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Nelson Oliveira

BRILLIANT TT SPECIALIST. His fourth place in the 2017 World time trial championships, or the 8th spot at the 2019 Yorkshire ITT Worlds, are a proof of his splendid TT abilities. He’s also been a four-time national champion of Portugal; third in the 2016 Tour de France longest TT, behind Dumoulin and Froome; and 7th in the Rio Olympic Games. Always focused on supporting the team leaders, he doesn’t miss his chances to shine as an individual, both in TTs -5th in the 2019 La Vuelta (Pau), silver medalist in the European Games- and road races -6th overall in Castilla y León-.

VUELTA STAGE WIN. After some injuries early in his career, Oliveira’s true colours came to the fore during the 2014 Vuelta a España, where he took a spectacular win on stage 13 in Tarazona, leaving behind a 30-strong breakaway with a strong, intelligent solo attack inside the final 25 kilometers.

MULTITASKER. He’s not only a world-class TT specialist: Oliveira also won the 2014 Portuguese road race Championships. His power on flat stages and resistance into the mountains -small hills and even big cols at times- have made him a coveted team player for the Grand Tours, which he has been part of eight times (4 Vueltas / 3 Tours / 2 Giros). He doesn’t do bad on one-day classics, either: he’s finished 12th in San Sebastián and twice within the top-20 of the Ronde van Vlaanderen.

 He was actually one of the best riders in the world as an under-23, with a silver medal in the 2009 Mendrisio TT Worlds and two podium finishes in the 2010 European champs in Turkey: a silver in the road race and a bronze in the time trial.

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Palmares

6 Victories as professional

1st Portuguese ITT Championship 2016
1st (13th stage) Vuelta a España 2015
1st Portuguese ITT Championship 2015
1st Portuguese RR Championship 2014
1st Portuguese ITT Championship 2014
1st Portuguese ITT Championship 2011
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Results
2020

40 Days of Racing
6234.2 Km covered

4th (3rd stage) Vuelta a San Juan
6th Vuelta a San Juan
9th (5th stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
10th (5th stage) Vuelta a San Juan
22th Circuito de Getxo
27th (20th stage) Tour de France
30th (6th stage) Vuelta a San Juan
33th (4th stage) Vuelta a San Juan
35th (19th stage) Tour de France
44th (17th stage) Tour de France
47th (3rd stage) Tour de France
49th (7th stage) Tour de France
50th (2nd stage) Vuelta a Murcia
51th Vuelta a Murcia
52th (1st stage) Vuelta a San Juan
54th (21th stage) Tour de France
55th Tour de France
56th (18th stage) Tour de France
57th (13th stage) Tour de France
58th (8th stage) Tour de France
60th (4th stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
61th (10th stage) Tour de France
63th (2nd stage) Tour de France
63th (6th stage) Tour de France
64th (1st stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
64th Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
66th (5th stage) Tour de France
68th (15th stage) Tour de France
68th (3rd stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
72th (2nd stage) Critérium du Dauphiné
77th (1st stage) Critérium du Dauphiné
77th (16th stage) Tour de France
78th (1st stage) Tour de France
78th (7th stage) Vuelta a San Juan
79th (1st stage) Vuelta a Murcia
79th (2nd stage) Vuelta a San Juan
80th (4th stage) Tour de France
80th (11th stage) Tour de France
81th (9th stage) Tour de France
82th (14th stage) Tour de France
96th (2nd stage) Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol
104th (12th stage) Tour de France
119th (3rd stage) Critérium du Dauphiné