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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
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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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    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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    Jurgen Van Den Broeck

    Jurgen Van den Broeck is a Belgian professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTeam Lotto-Soudal. He specializes in the time trial, having been Junior World Champion against the clock in 2001. The promise he first displayed in minor stage races like the Tour de Romandie and Eneco Tour was later validated ...more

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    • Age: age 32
    • Birthplace: Herentals, Belgium
    • 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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    Missy Giove
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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 11.more

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: United States of America
    • 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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    Guennady Mikhaylov

    Gennady Mikhaylov, is a former professional road bicycle racer from Russia. He last rode for UCI ProTour Team Katusha. He was part of the successful team Lotto-Adecco, in which he assisted Robbie McEwen to numerous sprint victories. He won his first professional race in 2002. Before joining Astana for ...more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Cheboksary, Russia
    • 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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