Portrait ofNelson Oliveira
Place: Aveiro
Birth: 06/03/1989
Country: POR
Height: 180 Cm
Weight: 67 Kg
Pro debut: 2010
Years in team: 5
Career path:

2016-2020: Movistar Team
2014-2015: Lampre
2011-2013: RadioShack
2010: Xacobeo-Galicia

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Nelson Oliveira

One of the world's best specialists

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 -3th in the 2020 La Vuelta (Ézaro), silver medalist in the 2019 European Games- and road races -6th overall in the 2020 Vuelta a San Juan-.

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 eleven times (5 Vueltas / 4 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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Palmarés

6 Victorias profesional

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

Otros resultados

2nd WORLD ITT CHAMP. U23 2009
2nd PORTUGUESE RR CHAMP. 2016
3rd EUROPEAN ITT WORLD CHAMP. U23 2010
4th WORLD ITT CHAMP. 2017
4th EUROPEAN ITT CHAMP. 2016
7th OLYMPIC GAMES ITT 2016
12th CLASICA SAN SEBASTIAN 2015
18th RONDE VAN VLAANDEREN 2017