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List of Famous Cyclists

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List of the most notable and famous cyclists in the world, with photos when available. Most prominent cyclists worldwide and top cyclists in America can be found on this list ordered by their level of prominence,. From reputable cyclists to the lesser known cyclists in history and today, these are the top cyclists in their field, and should answer the question "who are the most famous cyclists in the world?". This list is made up of people like Aaron Olsen and Niklas Axelsson. You may copy this factual list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you use on a regular basis. (643 Items)

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    Marshall Taylor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Cyclists
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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: 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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    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 record ...more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: West Allis, Wisconsin, United States of America
    • Profession: Professional Road Racing Cyclist, Speed Skater
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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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