olympic athletes The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling  

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List of the best cycling Olympic athletes of all time, with photos of the athletes when available. The famous cycling event Olympians on this list are all regarded as some of the toughest athletes to have ever competed at the Olympics. Almost every one of these historic cycling Olympians have taken home a medal, which is why they've earned a spot on this list. Only the greatest cycling Olympic athletes are featured on the front page of this list, so be sure to vote for who you believe are the best cycling athletes and vote down the ones you disagree with.

List is made up of many different athletes, including Lance Armstrong and Victoria Pendleton.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Olympic cycling athletes?" and "Who is the best cycling competitor of all time?"

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Rebecca Twigg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Rebecca Twigg age 54

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Chris Boardman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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Jens Voigt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Jens Voigt age 45

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Steve Bauer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Steve Bauer age 57

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Jeannie Longo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Jeannie Longo age 58

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Cadel Evans is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Cadel Evans age 40

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Thor Hushovd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Thor Hushovd age 39

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Viatcheslav Ekimov is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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Bradley Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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Marcus Hurley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Marcus Hurley Died at 58 (1883-1941)

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Erik Zabel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Erik Zabel age 46

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Jan Ullrich is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Jan Ullrich age 43

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Sylvain Chavanel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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Connie Carpenter-Phinney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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Paolo Bettini is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Paolo Bettini age 43

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Alex Zülle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Alex Zülle age 48

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Julian Dean is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Julian Dean age 42

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Thomas Löfkvist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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Louis Trousselier is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Louis Trousselier Died at 58 (1881-1939)

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José Azevedo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
José Azevedo age 43

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Thomas Voeckler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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Magnus Bäckstedt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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Mario Cipollini is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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Eddy Merckx is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Eddy Merckx age 71

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Davis Phinney is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Davis Phinney age 57

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Michael Boogerd is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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Michael Rasmussen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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Mirjam Melchers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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Michele Bartoli is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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Michel Vermeulin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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Antonio Cruz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Antonio Cruz age 45

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Michael Barry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Michael Barry age 41

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Jean Graczyk is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Jean Graczyk Died at 71 (1933-2004)

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Uroš Murn is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Uroš Murn age 42

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Jennie Reed is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Jennie Reed age 38

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Jean-Pierre Monseré is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Jean-Pierre Monseré Died at 23 (1948-1971)

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Murilo Fischer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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Jason McCartney is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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Nelson Vails is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Nelson Vails age 56

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George E. Wiley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
George E. Wiley Died at 73 (1881-1954)

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Nicki Sørensen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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Gerald Ciolek is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Gerald Ciolek age 30

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Gerben Karstens is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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Víctor Hugo Peña is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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Graeme Brown is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Graeme Brown age 37

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Jaan Kirsipuu is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Jaan Kirsipuu age 47

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Jacques Anquetil is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Jacques Anquetil Died at 53 (1934-1987)

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Igor González de Galdeano is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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Johan Bruyneel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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Susanne Ljungskog is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling