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Famous Male Cyclists

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List of famous male cyclists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male cyclists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being cyclists. There are thousand of males 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 male aspiring to be a cyclist then the people below should give you inspiration.

List features people like Christophe Rinero, Allan Davis.

While this isn't a list of all male cyclists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male cyclists?" and "Who are the best male cyclists?"


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    Marshall Taylor
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    Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor was an American cyclist who won the world 1 mile track cycling championship in 1899 after setting numerous world records and overcoming racial discrimination. Taylor was the first African-American athlete to achieve the level of world champion and only the second black man ...more

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    • Age: Died at 54 (1878-1932)
    • Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Professional Road Racing Cyclist
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    Thomas "Tom" or "Tommy" Simpson was one of Britain's most successful professional cyclists. He was born in Haswell, County Durham and later moved to Harworth, Nottinghamshire. Simpson began road cycling as a teenager before taking up track cycling, specialising in pursuit races. He won a bronze medal ...more

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    • Age: Died at 30 (1937-1967)
    • Birthplace: Easington, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Professional Road Racing Cyclist
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    Pedro Delgado Robledo, also known as Perico, is a Spanish former professional road bicycle racer. He won the 1988 Tour de France, as well as the Vuelta a España in 1985 and 1989. Delgado is 171 centimetres tall and used to weigh 64 kilograms. He was a good climber, with an aggressive style, making ...more

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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: Segovia, Spain
    • Profession: Professional Road Racing Cyclist
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    Viatcheslav Vladimirovich Ekimov, nicknamed Eki, is a Russian former professional racing cyclist. A triple Olympic gold medalist, he was awarded the title of Russian Cyclist of the Century in 2001. In October 2012, he was announced as the general manager of the Russian Team Katusha. The UCI, in a letter ...more

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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: Vyborg, Russia
    • Profession: Professional Road Racing Cyclist
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    Marco Pantani was an Italian road racing cyclist, widely considered one of the best climbers of his era in professional road bicycle racing. He won both the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia in 1998, being the sixth Italian after Ottavio Bottecchia, Gino Bartali, Fausto Coppi, Felice Gimondi and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 34 (1970-2004)
    • Birthplace: Cesena, Italy
    • Profession: Professional Road Racing Cyclist
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    Angelo Fausto Coppi, was the dominant international cyclist of the years each side of the Second World War. His successes earned him the title Il Campionissimo, or champion of champions. He was an all-round racing cyclist: he excelled in both climbing and time trialing, and was also a great sprinter. He ...more

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    • Age: Died at 41 (1919-1960)
    • Birthplace: Castellania, Piedmont, Italy
    • Profession: Athlete, Professional Road Racing Cyclist
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    Antonio Cruz is a former professional road bicycle racer from the United States, who last rode for BMC Racing Team. In 1999 Cruz was the USPRO National Criterium Champion, and became professional. In 2000 he finished 3rd at the USPRO National Championships Criterium in Downer’s Grove, Illinois. In 2004 ...more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Professional Road Racing Cyclist
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    John F. Forrester is a Professor of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University.more

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    • Age: age 86
    • Birthplace: United Kingdom
    • Profession: Professional Road Racing Cyclist
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    Miguel Indurain Larraya is a retired Spanish road racing cyclist. Indurain won five consecutive Tours de France from 1991 to 1995, the fourth, and last, to win five times. He won the Giro d'Italia twice, becoming one of only seven people in history to achieve the Giro-Tour double in the same season. He ...more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Navarre, Spain
    • Profession: Professional Road Racing Cyclist
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    Jan Ullrich; born 2 December 1973 is a German former professional road bicycle racer. Ullrich won a gold and a silver in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. He won the 1999 Vuelta a España and the HEW Cyclassics in front of a home crowd in Hamburg in 1997. He had podium finishes in the hilly classic ...more

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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: Rostock, Germany
    • Profession: Professional Road Racing Cyclist
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    Alberto Contador
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    Alberto Contador Velasco is a Spanish professional cyclist, one of six riders to have won all three Grand Tours of road cycling. He was the winner of the 2007 Tour de France with the Discovery Channel team. With the Astana team he has won the 2008 Giro d'Italia, the 2008 Vuelta a España and the 2009 ...more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Pinto, Madrid, Spain
    • Profession: Professional Road Racing Cyclist
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    Laurent Fignon
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    Laurent Patrick Fignon was a French professional road bicycle racer. He won the Tour de France in 1983 and in 1984. He won the Giro d'Italia in 1989, and nearly captured the Tour for a third time that same year before being edged by Greg LeMond by 8 seconds in the final stage time trial, the closest ...more

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    • Age: Died at 50 (1960-2010)
    • Birthplace: Montmartre, Paris, France
    • Profession: Professional Road Racing Cyclist
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    John Devine is an American professional road bicycle racer.more

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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: United States of America
    • Profession: Professional Road Racing Cyclist
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    Ottavio Bottecchia
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    Ottavio Bottecchia was an Italian cyclist and the first Italian winner of the Tour de France. He was found dead by the roadside; the reason remains a mystery.more

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    • Age: Died at 33 (1894-1927)
    • Birthplace: Colle Umberto, Italy
    • Profession: Professional Road Racing Cyclist
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    Davis Phinney is a former professional road bicycle racer from the United States. He was a brazen sprinter and the star of the 7-Eleven Cycling Team in the 1980s and early ’90s, and is the leader in race victories by an American, with 328. In 1986, he became the second American to win a stage at the ...more

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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: Colorado, United States of America
    • Profession: Professional Road Racing Cyclist
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    Todd Wells is a professional bicycle racer specializing in cyclo-cross and mountain bike racing from the United States. Todd resides in Durango, Colorado. Wells races for the Specialized Factory Racing team for mountain bike racing. In cyclo-cross, Wells captured the 2001, 2005 and 2010 USA Cycling ...more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: Kingston, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Athlete
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    Franck Bouyer is a French former professional road bicycle racer, who competed as a professional between 1995 and 2013. Bouyer competed for the Castorama, Agrigel, Française des Jeux, Bouygues Télécom and Team Europcar squads during his career. Bouyer suffers from narcolepsy, resulting in sudden sleep ...more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Beaupréau, France
    • Profession: Professional Road Racing Cyclist
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    Pierre Rolland is a French professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTeam Team Europcar.more

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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: Gien, France
    • Profession: Professional Road Racing Cyclist
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    Maurice Farman
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    Maurice Alain Farman was an Anglo-French Grand Prix motor racing champion, an aviator, and an aircraft manufacturer and designer.more

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1877-1964)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Profession: Pilot, Race car driver, Aerospace Engineer, Professional Road Racing Cyclist, Engineer
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    José Samyn was a French professional road bicycle racer who died during a race in Zingem, Belgium. Samyn won a stage of the Tour de France in 1967. As an amateur, he won the 1965 French Military Cycling Championship. He was the first winner of the GP Fayt-le-Franc and after his death the race was ...more

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    • Age: Died at 23 (1946-1969)
    • Birthplace: Quiévrechain, France
    • Profession: Professional Road Racing Cyclist
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