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The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling

Updated May 19, 2020 5.6k votes 261 voters 6.9k views

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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  • 1
    Jason Kenny
    141
    22

    Olympic CountryUnited Kingdom

    Date Of Birth1988-03-23

    Place Of BirthBolton,United Kingdom,Greater Manchester,Lancashire,Europe

    Olympic SportTrack cycling

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionCycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's team sprint,Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's sprint

    Olympic Medalist EventMen's Track cycling, Olympic Sprint,Men's Track cycling, Sprint individual

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Silver medal

    Jason Francis Kenny, (born 23 March 1988) is a British track cyclist, specialising in the... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Marianne Vos
    106
    13

    Marianne Vos

    Age: 31

    Olympic CountryNetherlands

    Date Of Birth1987-05-13

    Place Of Birth's-Hertogenbosch,Netherlands,Kingdom of the Netherlands,North Brabant,Europe

    Olympic SportTrack cycling

    NationalityNetherlands

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionCycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Women's Points Race

    Olympic Medalist EventWomen's Track cycling, points race

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2008 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

    Marianne Vos (pronunciation ; born 13 May 1987) is a Dutch cyclo-cross, road bicycle racer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Laura Trott
    107
    14

    Olympic CountryUnited Kingdom

    Date Of Birth1992-04-24

    Place Of BirthHarlow, United Kingdom, England

    Olympic SportTrack cycling

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionCycling at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's Omnium, Cycling at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's team pursuit

    Olympic Medalist EventWomen's Track Cycling, Omnium, Women's Track Cycling, Team Pursuit

    Olympic Medalist GamesThe London 2012 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games ParticipantThe London 2012 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

    Laura Trott, OBE is an English track and road cyclist who specialises in the team pursuit and... more on Wikipedia

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    #188 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time#20 of 670 Rank the Sexiest Current Female Athletes

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    Leontien van Moorsel

    Olympic CountryNetherlands

    Date Of Birth1970-03-22

    Place Of BirthBoekel,Netherlands,Kingdom of the Netherlands,North Brabant,Europe

    Olympic SportRoad cycling,Track cycling

    NationalityNetherlands

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionCycling at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Women's Individual Pursuit,Cycling at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Women's individual road race,Cycling at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Women's Individual Pursuit,Cycling at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Women's Road Time Trial,Cycling at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Women's Points Race

    Olympic Medalist EventWomen's Track Cycling, Individual Pursuit,Women's Road cycling, individual road race,Women's Road cycling

    Olympic Medalist Games2004 Summer Olympics,2000 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2004 Summer Olympics,1992 Summer Olympics,2000 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal,Gold medal,Silver medal

    Leontien Martha Henrica Petronella Zijlaard-van Moorsel (born 22 March 1970) is a Dutch... more on Wikipedia

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    #162 of 238 The Best Female Athletes of All Time#16 of 89 The Best Olympic Athletes from Netherlands

  • 5
    Tara Whitten
    85
    5

    Tara Whitten

  • 6
    Chris Hoy
    123
    31

    Chris Hoy

    Age: 42

    Olympic CountryUnited Kingdom

    Date Of Birth1976-03-23

    Place Of BirthEdinburgh,Scotland,United Kingdom,United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories

    Olympic SportTrack cycling

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionCycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's sprint,Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's team sprint,Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's Keirin,Cycling at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's 1000m Time Trial

    Olympic Medalist EventMen's Track cycling, Sprint individual,Men's Track cycling, Olympic Sprint,Men's Track cycling

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics,2004 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2004 Summer Olympics,2000 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

    Sir Christopher Andrew Hoy, MBE (born 23 March 1976) is a British racing driver and former... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Yoanka González
    84
    7

    Yoanka González

  • 8
    Anastasia Voynova
    81
    7

    Anastasia Voynova

  • 9
    Jasmin Duehring
    82
    8

    Jasmin Duehring

  • 10
    Elis Ligtlee
    78
    10

    Elis Ligtlee

  • 11
    Monique Sullivan
    74
    7

    Monique Sullivan

  • 12
    Laura Brown
    74
    11

    Laura Brown

  • 13
    Lutz Heßlich
    87
    21

    Date Of Birth1959-01-17

    Place Of BirthOrtrand,Germany,Brandenburg,Europe,Western Europe

    Olympic SportCycling

    NationalityGermany

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionCycling at the 1988 Summer Olympics - Men's Sprint,Cycling at the 1980 Summer Olympics - Men's Sprint

    Olympic Medalist EventMen's Track cycling, Sprint individual

    Olympic Medalist Games1988 Summer Olympics,1980 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant1980 Summer Olympics,1988 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

    Lutz Heßlich (born 17 January 1959) is a former racing cyclist from East Germany.He competed... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Jolien D'Hoore
    71
    11

    Jolien D'Hoore

  • 15
    Annette Edmondson

    Olympic CountryAustralia

    Date Of Birth1991-12-12

    Place Of BirthBedford Park, Australia

    Olympic SportTrack cycling

    NationalityAustralia

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionCycling at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's Omnium

    Olympic Medalist EventWomen's Track Cycling, Omnium

    Olympic Medalist GamesThe London 2012 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games ParticipantThe London 2012 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal

    Annette Edmondson is an Australian cyclist who competes on the track with Cycling Australia’s... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    68
    12

    Lasse Norman Hansen

    Age: 27

    Olympic CountryDenmark

    Date Of Birth1992-02-11

    Place Of BirthFaaborg, Denmark

    Olympic SportTrack cycling

    NationalityDenmark

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionCycling at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's Omnium

    Olympic Medalist EventMen's Track Cycling, Omnium

    Olympic Medalist GamesThe London 2012 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games ParticipantThe London 2012 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

    Lasse Norman Hansen is a Danish professional racing cyclist who rides for UCI ProTeam... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Bradley Wiggins
    75
    21

    Bradley Wiggins

    Age: 38

    Olympic CountryUnited Kingdom

    Date Of Birth1980-04-28

    Place Of BirthGhent,Belgium,East Flanders,Earth,Europe

    Olympic SportTrack cycling

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionCycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's team pursuit,Cycling at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Men's individual pursuit,Cycling at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's Individual Pursuit

    Olympic Medalist EventMen's Track cycling, Team Pursuit (4000m),Men's Track cycling, Individual Pursuit

    Olympic Medalist Games2008 Summer Olympics,2004 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2004 Summer Olympics,2000 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

    Sir Bradley Marc Wiggins, CBE (born 28 April 1980) is a British former professional road and... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Yvonne Hijgenaar
    62
    11

    Olympic CountryNetherlands

    Date Of Birth1980-05-15

    Place Of BirthAlkmaar,Netherlands,Kingdom of the Netherlands,North Holland,Europe

    Olympic SportCycling

    NationalityNetherlands

    Olympic Games Participant2004 Summer Olympics

    Yvonne Hijgenaar (born 15 May 1980 in Alkmaar) is a Dutch racing cyclist and former national... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Kristina Vogel
    65
    14

    Olympic CountryGermany

    Date Of Birth1990-11-10

    Place Of BirthLeninskoje

    Olympic SportTrack cycling

    NationalityGermany

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionCycling at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's team sprint

    Olympic Medalist EventWomen's Track Cycling, Team Sprint

    Olympic Medalist GamesThe London 2012 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games ParticipantThe London 2012 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

    Kristina Vogel (born 10 November 1990) is a German former track cyclist. During her career,... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    61
    14

    Date Of Birth1969-04-28

    Olympic SportRoad cycling,Track cycling

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionCycling at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Women's individual road race,Cycling at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Women's Points Race,Cycling at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Women's Points Race

    Olympic Medalist EventWomen's Road cycling, individual road race,Women's Track cycling, points race

    Olympic Medalist Games2004 Summer Olympics,2000 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2004 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonBronze medal,Gold medal

    Olga Anatolyevna Slyusareva (Russian: Ольга Анатольевна Слюсарева) (born 28 April 1969 in... more on Wikipedia
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    Tatsiana Sharakova
    60
    14

    Tatsiana Sharakova

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    Natasha Hansen
    57
    12

    Natasha Hansen

  • 23
    Matthijs Büchli
    58
    15

    Matthijs Büchli

  • 24
    Joanna Rowsell
    68
    24

    Olympic CountryUnited Kingdom

    Date Of Birth1988-12-05

    Place Of BirthCarshalton, United Kingdom

    Olympic SportTrack cycling

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionCycling at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's team pursuit

    Olympic Medalist EventWomen's Track Cycling, Team Pursuit

    Olympic Medalist GamesThe London 2012 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games ParticipantThe London 2012 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal

    Joanna Katie Rowsell Shand MBE (née Rowsell; born 5 December 1988) is a retired English... more on Wikipedia
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    Elia Viviani
    58
    17

    Olympic CountryItaly

    Date Of Birth1989-02-07

    Place Of BirthIsola della Scala, Italy

    Olympic SportRoad cycling, Track cycling

    NationalityItaly

    Olympic Games ParticipantThe London 2012 Summer Olympics

    Elia Viviani (born 7 February 1989) is an Italian professional cyclist, who rides for UCI... more on Wikipedia