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List of famous female cyclists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female cyclists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being cyclists. There are thousand of females working as cyclists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic cyclists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a cyclist then the people below should give you inspiration.

People here include everyone from Sue Haywood to Nicole Cooke.

While this isn't a list of all female cyclists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female cyclists?" and "Who are the best female cyclists?"
Chris Witty is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Cyclists
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Christine Diane "Chris" Witty is an American speed skater and racing cyclist and participated in the Olympic Games in both sports. She won medals at both 1000 and 1500 meters in the 1998 Winter Olympics. In 2002 she won the Olympic gold medal at the 1000 meters in Salt Lake City, setting a world ...more

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Age: 41

Birthplace: West Allis, Wisconsin, United States of America

Profession: Professional Road Racing Cyclist, Speed Skater

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Missy Giove is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Cyclists
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Melissa "Missy" Giove is a former professional downhill mountain biker. Her nickname is The Missile. Giove was one of mountain-bike racing's first mainstream female superstars, did some ads for Reebok, is the all-time leader in NORBA downhill wins with 14, and is second on the World Cup list with ...more

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Age: 45

Birthplace: United States of America

Profession: Professional Road Racing Cyclist

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Nicole Louise Reinhart was an American professional track and road racing cyclist who twice won gold medals in cycling at the Pan American Games. ...more

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Age: Died at 24 (1976-2000)

Birthplace: Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Professional Road Racing Cyclist

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Kristin Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Cyclists
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Kristin Armstrong is a professional road bicycle racer and two-time Olympic gold medalist, the winner of the women's individual time trial in 2008 and 2012. Before temporarily retiring to start a family in 2009, she rode for Cervélo TestTeam in women's elite professional events on the National ...more

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Age: 43

Birthplace: Boise, Idaho, United States of America

Profession: Coach, Athlete, Professional Road Racing Cyclist

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#9 on Which 2016 Team USA Olympians Are You Most Proud Of?

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Sheila Young is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Female Cyclists
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Sheila Grace Young-Ochowicz is a retired American speed skater and track cyclist. She won three world titles in each of these sports, sometimes in the same year. In 1976, she also became the first American athlete to win three medals at one Winter Olympics. ...more

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Age: 66

Birthplace: Birmingham, Michigan, United States of America

Profession: Professional Road Racing Cyclist, Speed Skater

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#16 on The Greatest Speed Skaters of All Time

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Beth Heiden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Female Cyclists
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Elizabeth Lee "Beth" Heiden Reid is an American athlete who excelled in speed skating, cross-country skiing and bicycle racing. She was born in Madison, Wisconsin. Her brother Eric was a five-time gold-medalist speedskater at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics. ...more

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Age: 57

Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Profession: Professional Road Racing Cyclist, Speed Skater

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Ramona d'Viola is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Female Cyclists
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Ramona d'Viola is an American cyclist. d'Viola was a member of the 1985 Women's US National Cycling Team and competed in the second Women's Tour de France known as the Tour Feminin. During 1984, 1985, and 1986, the women's TDF was held simultaneously with the men's race before being rescheduled, ...more

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Age: 57

Profession: Journalist, Professional Road Racing Cyclist, Photographer

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Dede Barry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Female Cyclists
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Deirdre Demet Barry is an American female cycle racer, six times U.S. champion. She has won two World Cup races, two World Championship medals, and, in 2004, the silver medal in the time trial in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. She is married to fellow professionial cyclist Michael Barry. ...more

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Age: 44

Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

Profession: Professional Road Racing Cyclist

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