Dag Otto Lauritzen

Dag Otto Lauritzen
Personal information
Born (1956-09-12) 12 September 1956
Grimstad, Norway
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type All-rounder
Amateur team(s)
Professional team(s)
1984-1985 Peugeot-Shell-Michelin
1986 Peugeot-Shell-Velo Talbot
1987-1989 7 Eleven
1990 7 Eleven-Hoonved
1991-1992 Motorola
1993-1994 TVM-Bison Kit
Major wins
Nordic champion (1984, 1985)
Postgirot Open, 1 stage (1986)
Rund um den Henninger Turm, (1987)
Redlands Bicycle Classic (1987)
Tour de France, 1 stage (1987)
Norway National Champion (1990)
Infobox last updated on
11 May 2009

Dag Otto Lauritzen (born 12 September 1956) is a retired Norwegian professional cyclist. At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles he won a bronze medal in the individual road race.[1] He was the first Norwegian to win a stage of the Tour de France, which he did on Bastille Day in 1987 at Luz Ardiden. Over his career he rode the Tour de France eight times.

Lauritzen won the Norwegian National Road Race Championship in 1984 and the Norwegian National Time Trial Championship in 1990.[2][3]

He is now a cycling commentator on Norwegian TV station TV 2.

Major results

Roserittet DNV GP
1st National Team Time Trial Championships
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3rd Olympic Games Road Race
1st National Road Race Championships
GP de Peymeinade (FRA)
Redlands Bicycle Classic
Rund um den Henninger-Turm
Tour de France:
Winner stage 14
3rd Tour of Flanders
Tour de Trump - Overall winner[4]
1st National Time Trial Championships
Tour of Norway


  1. "Dag Otto Lauritzen Olympic Results". Sports Reference. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  2. "National Championship, Road, Elite, Norway". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  3. "National Championship, Road, ITT, Elite, Norway 1990". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  4. Margolis, Jon (15 May 1989). "The 1st Tour De Trump Is Over, As We All Know". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 12 April 2016.

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