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List of the best track cycling Olympic athletes of all time, with photos of the athletes when available. The famous track 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 track cycling Olympians have taken home a medal, which is why they've earned a spot on this list. Only the greatest track cycling Olympic athletes are featured on the front page of this list, so be sure to vote for who you believe are the best track cycling athletes and vote down the ones you disagree with.

Victoria Pendleton and Chris Hoy are included in this list.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Olympic track cycling athletes?" and "Who is the best track cycling competitor of all time?"
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Chris Hoy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 42 Sir Christopher Andrew "Chris" Hoy, MBE is a British racing driver and former track cyclist who represented Great Britain at the Olympics and World Championships and Scotland at the ...more

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Jason Kenny is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 30 Jason Francis Kenny, OBE is an English track cyclist, specialising in the individual and team sprints. After winning multiple World and European Junior titles in 2006 and achieving medals in the ...more

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Bradley Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 37 Sir Bradley Marc Wiggins, CBE, nicknamed "Wiggo", is a British professional road and track racing cyclist who rides for the UCI Continental team WIGGINS, after leaving Team Sky. ...more

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Laura Trott is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
BenNicholson added age 25 Laura Trott, OBE is an English track and road cyclist who specialises in the team pursuit and omnium disciplines. She is the inaugural Olympic champion in both events. Representing Great ...more

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Victoria Pendleton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 37 Victoria Louise Gardner, CBE is an English former track cyclist who specialised in the sprint, team sprint and keirin disciplines. Pendleton represented Great Britain and England in ...more

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Marianne Vos is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 30 Marianne Vos, is a Dutch cyclo-cross, road bicycle racer and track racer who has drawn comparison to Eddy Merckx as being "the finest cyclist of [her] generation". After winning a ...more

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Joanna Rowsell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
BenNicholson added age 29 Joanna Katie Rowsell MBE is an English cyclist on the Great Britain Cycling Team who competes on track and road. Her greatest successes to date are the gold medals won in the women's team ...more

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Anna Meares is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 34 Anna Maree Meares OAM is an Australian track cyclist. She currently resides in Adelaide in South Australia where the Australian Institute of Sport's Track Cycling program has its headquarters at ...more

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Michael Mørkøv is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 32 Michael Mørkøv Christensen is a Danish professional racing cyclist on UCI ProTeam Tinkoff-Saxo. Mørkøv started as a track cyclist, becoming national champion in the ...more

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Stefan Nimke is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 40 Stefan Nimke is an Olympic and world champion track cyclist from Germany. At the 2000 Summer Olympics, he won the silver medal in the men's 1 km time trial, and was part of the German men's team ...more

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Ed Clancy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 33 Edward "Ed" Clancy MBE is an English professional track and road bicycle racer who rides for the JLT-Condor team. On the track his specialist discipline is the team pursuit, in which ...more

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Geraint Thomas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 31 Geraint Howell Thomas, MBE is a Welsh professional racing cyclist who rides for the UCI WorldTeam Team Sky and Great Britain. A track cycling world champion and Olympic gold medalist in the team ...more

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Jennie Reed is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 39 Jennie Reed is a World and U.S. champion track cyclist and Olympian. Reed won her first national titles in 1994 at the U.S. Junior Track National Championships held at the Marymoor Velodrome ...more

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Wendy Houvenaghel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 43 Wendy Louise Houvenaghel is a Northern Irish former racing cyclist from Upperlands, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, riding on both the road and track, but specialising in the latter. She ...more

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Sarah Hammer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 34 Sarah Kathryn Hammer is an American professional racing cyclist and two-time Olympic silver medalist.

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Joan Llaneras is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 48 Joan Llaneras Roselló is a Spanish World and Olympic points race champion track cyclist. He specialises in the madison and points race events. Llaneras began his cycling career on the ...more

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Lutz Heßlich is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Shawn Pearson added age 59 Lutz Heßlich is a racing cyclist from East Germany. He competed for East Germany in the 1980 Summer Olympics held in Moscow, Soviet Union in the individual sprint event where he finished ...more

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Jack Bobridge is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Tim Schild added age 28 Jack Bobridge is an Australian professional racing cyclist.

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Alex Rasmussen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 33 Alex Nicki Rasmussen is a Danish professional racing cyclist. Rasmussen is a track cycling specialist, and was the 2005 Scratch World Champion. Together with Michael Mørkøv, ...more

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Sergei Kopylov is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 57 Sergei Vladimirovich Kopylov is a racing cyclist from the Soviet Union. He competed for the Soviet Union in the 1980 Summer Olympics held in Moscow, Soviet Union in the individual sprint event, ...more

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Reg Harris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Reg Harris Died at 72 (1920-1992) Reginald Hargreaves Harris OBE was a British track racing cyclist in the 1940s and 1950s. He won the world amateur sprint title in 1947, two Olympic silver medals in 1948, and the professional ...more

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Arnaud Tournant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 39 Arnaud Tournant is a French track cyclist. He has won 14 World Championships and won a gold, silver and a bronze at the Summer Olympics.

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Steven Burke is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 30 Steven James Burke MBE is an English track and road cyclist who rides for the WIGGINS cycling team. He represented Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics, beating his pre-Olympics personal best in ...more

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Cameron Meyer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Tim Schild added Cameron Meyer age 30 Cameron Meyer is an Australian professional racing cyclist, riding for UCI ProTeam Orica-GreenEDGE. Born in Viveash, Western Australia, Meyer started cycling at the age of 13 in 2001 and first ...more

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Grégory Baugé is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 33 Grégory Baugé is a French professional racing cyclist. He is a nine-time world champion in track cycling, after being stripped of two titles in January 2012.