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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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Jeannie Longo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Jeannie Longo age 58

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Jens Voigt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Jens Voigt age 45

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Jan Ullrich is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Jan Ullrich age 43

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7 3
Steve Bauer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Steve Bauer age 57

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Alex Zülle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Alex Zülle age 48

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5 2
Connie Carpenter-Phinney is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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Cadel Evans is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Cadel Evans age 40

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Thor Hushovd is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Thor Hushovd age 39

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Eddy Merckx is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Eddy Merckx age 71

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7 6
Erik Zabel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Erik Zabel age 46

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

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Bradley Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Arthur Roderick added Bradley Wiggins age 36

The Best Olympic Athletes in Track 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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Marcus Hurley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Marcus Hurley Died at 58 (1883-1941)

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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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2 1
José Azevedo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
José Azevedo age 43

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2 1
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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7 7
Sylvain Chavanel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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Davis Phinney is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Davis Phinney age 57

Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

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Antonio Cruz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Antonio Cruz age 45

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2 2
Michael Rasmussen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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Magnus Bäckstedt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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1 1
Thomas Löfkvist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Thomas Löfkvist age 33

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1 1
Mario Cipollini is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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1 1
Thomas Voeckler is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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Jennie Reed is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Jennie Reed age 38

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Jean Graczyk is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Jean Graczyk Died at 71 (1933-2004)

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Víctor Hugo Peña is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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Miguel Martinez is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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Johan Bruyneel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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John Allis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
John Allis age 74

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Susanne Ljungskog is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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Walden Martin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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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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Gerald Ciolek is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Gerald Ciolek age 30

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Fedor den Hertog is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Fedor den Hertog Died at 65 (1946-2011)

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Gerben Karstens is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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Travis Brown is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Travis Brown age 47

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Tinker Juarez is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Tinker Juarez age 56

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Jaan Kirsipuu is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Jaan Kirsipuu age 47

Olympic Athletes Born in Wisconsin

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Jacques Anquetil is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Jacques Anquetil Died at 53 (1934-1987)

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Sonia Huguet is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Sonia Huguet age 41

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Jason McCartney is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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Alex Stieda is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Alex Stieda age 55

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Benjamin Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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Maurice Moucheraud is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling

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Mari Holden is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Cycling
Mari Holden age 46

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