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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 "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
Bradley Wiggins age 38
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 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 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 31
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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Cameron Meyer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Tim Schild added Cameron Meyer age 31
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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Anna Meares is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 35
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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Joanna Rowsell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
BenNicholson added age 30
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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Michael Mørkøv is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 33
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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Reg Harris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Reg Harris Dec. 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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Steven Burke is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Arnaud Tournant is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 40
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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Ed Clancy is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Stefan Nimke is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Jack Bobridge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Tim Schild added age 29
Jack Bobridge is an Australian professional racing cyclist.
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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 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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Geraint Thomas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 32
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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Jamie Staff is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 45
Jamie Alan Staff MBE 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 World Championships, ...more
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Jan Bos is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 43
Jan Bos 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) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 34
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) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 58
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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Joan Llaneras is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 49
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) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Shawn Pearson added age 60
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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Sarah Hammer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
age 35
Sarah Kathryn Hammer is an American professional racing cyclist and two-time Olympic silver medalist.