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The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling 

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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
Chris Hoy
age 42
Sir Christopher Andrew Hoy, MBE (born 23 March 1976) 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, (born 23 March 1988) is a British track cyclist, specialising in the individual and team sprints. After winning multiple World and European Junior titles in 2006 and ...more
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Bradley Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Bradley Wiggins
age 38
Sir Bradley Marc Wiggins, CBE (born 28 April 1980) is a British former professional road and track racing cyclist, who competed professionally between 2001 and 2016. Nicknamed "Wiggo", ...more
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Laura Trott is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
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age 26
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 38
Victoria Louise Pendleton, (born 24 September 1980) is a British jockey and former track cyclist who specialised in the sprint, team sprint and keirin disciplines. She is a former Olympic, ...more

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Marianne Vos is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Marianne Vos
age 31
Marianne Vos (pronunciation ; born 13 May 1987) is a Dutch cyclo-cross, road bicycle racer, mountain bike racer and track racer, who currently rides for UCI Women's Team CCC Liv. Vos has drawn ...more
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Anna Meares is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 35
Anna Maree Devenish Meares (born 21 September 1983) is an Australian retired track cyclist. She currently resides in Adelaide in South Australia where the Australian Institute of Sport's Track ...more
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Joanna Rowsell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
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age 30
Joanna Katie Rowsell Shand MBE (née Rowsell; born 5 December 1988) is a retired English cyclist on the Great Britain Cycling Team who competed on track and road. Her greatest successes ...more
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Michael Mørk&osla... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 33
Michael Mørkøv Christensen (Danish pronunciation: [mikʰæːl ˈmɶɐ̯kʰøʊ̯]; born 30 April 1985) is a Danish professional racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI ...more
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Reg Harris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Reg Harris
Dec. at 72 (1920-1992)
Reginald Hargreaves Harris OBE (1 March 1920 – 22 June 1992) was a British track racing cyclist in the 1940s and 1950s. He won the world amateur sprint title in 1947, two Olympic silver medals ...more
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Steven Burke is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 30
Steven James Burke, (born 4 March 1988) is an English track and road cyclist who rides for the Team Wiggins Le Col cycling team. He represented Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics, beating his ...more
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Ed Clancy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 33
Edward Clancy (born 12 March 1985) is an English professional track and road bicycle racer who rides for the Vitus Pro Cycling Team team. On the track his specialist discipline is the team ...more
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Stefan Nimke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 40
Stefan Nimke (born 1 March 1978 in Hagenow, Bezirk Schwerin) 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 ...more
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Arnaud Tournant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 40
Arnaud Tournant (born 5 April 1978) 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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Jack Bobridge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
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age 29
Jack Bobridge (born 13 July 1989) is an Australian former professional racing cyclist who last rode for Trek–Segafredo in 2016. In 2019 he was convicted of drug dealing and sentenced to a ...more
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Sergei Kopylov is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 58
Sergei Vladimirovich Kopylov (Russian: Серге́й Владимирович Копылов; born 29 July 1960 in Tula) is a racing cyclist from the Soviet Union. He competed for the Soviet Union in the 1980 Summer ...more
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Jennie Reed is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 40
Jennie Reed (born April 20, 1978) is a World and U.S. champion track cyclist and Olympian (2004, 2008, 2012). Jennie began track cycling at the age of 16 in Redmond, Washington. She won National ...more
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Joan Llaneras is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 49
Joan Llaneras Rosselló (born May 17, 1969 in Porreres, Majorca) is a former Spanish World and Olympic points race champion track cyclist. He specialises in the madison and points race ...more
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Lutz Heßlich is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
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age 60
Lutz Heßlich (born 17 January 1959) is a former racing cyclist from East Germany.He competed for East Germany in the 1980 Summer Olympics held in Moscow, Soviet Union in the individual ...more
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Geraint Thomas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 32
Geraint Howell Thomas, (Welsh pronunciation: [ˈɡɛraint]; born 25 May 1986) is a Welsh professional racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Ineos, Wales and Great Britain, ...more
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Jamie Staff is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 45
Jamie Alan Staff MBE (born 30 April 1973) is an English racing cyclist and coach, formerly on BMX and later on the track. A World and Olympic champion, he has also won numerous other medals at ...more
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Cameron Meyer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
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age 31
Cameron Meyer (born 11 January 1988) is an Australian professional racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Mitchelton–Scott.
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Jan Bos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 43
Jan Bos (born 29 March 1975) is a Dutch speedskater and sprint cyclist. In the late 1990s he was world champion in speed skating and he competed in the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympics.
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Alex Rasmussen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 34
Alex Nicki Rasmussen (born 9 June 1984) is a Danish former professional racing cyclist, who rode professionally between 2009 and 2016 for the Team Saxo Bank, HTC–Highroad, Garmin–Sharp, Riwal ...more
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Sarah Hammer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 35
Sarah Kathryn Hammer (born August 18, 1983) is a former American professional racing cyclist and four-times Olympic silver medalist. With eight world championships, she has been called, ...more