Kevin Nichols

Kevin John Nichols ( born July 4, 1955 in Grafton ) is an Australian former racing cyclist.

From 1974 to Kevin Nichols was successful with the Australian train - quad: 1974 the team won the silver medal at the British Commonwealth Games in Christchurch and at the Commonwealth Games four years later in Edmonton the gold medal. In the Commonwealth Games 1982 in Brisbane Nichols scored a double triumph: With the four together, he took a second gold medal in the team pursuit, he alone gold over ten miles.

At the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles Nichols won the Australian team (Michael Grenda, Michael Turtur and Dean Woods ) the gold medal in the team pursuit. Nichols, who had decided to withdraw from cycling before the games, let himself be persuaded by an association representative to start in Los Angeles to lead an experienced man of the newly formed foursome. Since he was the oldest on the team with 29, he was called by his younger team-mates " Grandpa ".

Kevin Nichols was awarded the Order of Australia. His daughter is the cyclist Kate Nichols.