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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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    Olympic CountryNetherlands

    Date Of Birth1980-05-15

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

    Olympic SportCycling

    Olympic Games Participant2004 Summer Olympics

    Yvonne Hijgenaar (born 15 May 1980 in Alkmaar) is a Dutch racing cyclist and former national speed skater....  more
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    Olympic CountryUnited Kingdom

    Date Of Birth1988-03-23

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

    Olympic SportTrack cycling

    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 individual and team sprints. After winning multiple World and European Junior titles in 2006 and achieving...  more
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    Olympic CountryUnited Kingdom

    Date Of Birth1976-03-23

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

    Olympic SportTrack cycling

    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 track cyclist who represented Great Britain at the Olympics and World Championships and Scotland at the...  more
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    Olympic CountryUnited Kingdom

    Date Of Birth1992-04-24

    Place Of BirthHarlow, United Kingdom, England

    Olympic SportTrack cycling

    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 omnium disciplines. She is the inaugural Olympic champion in both events. Representing Great Britain,...  more
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    Olympic CountryGermany

    Date Of Birth1986-12-09

    Place Of BirthKaiserslautern, Germany

    Olympic SportTrack cycling

    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

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    Olympic CountryNetherlands

    Date Of Birth1987-05-13

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

    Olympic SportTrack cycling

    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, mountain bike racer and track racer, who currently rides for UCI Women's Team CCC Liv. Vos has drawn...  more
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    Olympic CountryNetherlands

    Date Of Birth1970-03-22

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

    Olympic SportRoad cycling,Track cycling

    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 retired racing cyclist. She was a dominant cyclist in the 1990s and early 2000s, winning four gold medals at...  more
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    Date Of Birth1959-01-17

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

    Olympic SportCycling

    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 for East Germany in the 1980 Summer Olympics held in Moscow, Soviet Union in the individual sprint event...  more
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    Olympic CountryBulgaria

    Date Of Birth1977-11-04

    Place Of BirthSofia,Bulgaria,Earth,Europe,European Union

    Olympic SportTrack cycling,Short track speed skating

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionShort Track Speed Skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics – Women's 500m,Short Track Speed Skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Women's 500m,Short Track Speed Skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics - Women's 1500m

    Olympic Medalist EventWomen's 500m,Women's 1500m

    Olympic Medalist Games2002 Winter Olympics,2006 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant2004 Summer Olympics,1994 Winter Olympics,2006 Winter Olympics,2002 Winter Olympics,1998 Winter Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonSilver medal,Bronze medal

    Evgenia Radanova (Bulgarian: Евгения Раданова, born 4 November 1977) is a Bulgarian female short track speed skater and racing cyclist who has participated in both the Summer and Winter Olympics. She...  more
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    Olympic CountryAustralia

    Date Of Birth1991-12-12

    Place Of BirthBedford Park, Australia

    Olympic SportTrack cycling

    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

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    Olympic CountryDenmark

    Date Of Birth1992-02-11

    Place Of BirthFaaborg, Denmark

    Olympic SportTrack cycling

    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

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    Olympic CountrySpain

    Date Of Birth1977-02-17

    Place Of BirthIkaztegieta,Spain,Earth,Europe,European Union

    Olympic SportTrack cycling

    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 WonBronze medal

    Leire Olaberria Dorronsoro (pronounced [ˈleiɾe]); born 17 February 1977 in Ikaztegieta, Gipuzkoa is a Spanish Basque racing cyclist. She won the Bronze medal in the Women's points race at the 2008...  more
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    Olympic CountryUnited Kingdom

    Date Of Birth1980-04-28

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

    Olympic SportTrack cycling

    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 track racing cyclist, who competed professionally between 2001 and 2016. Nicknamed "Wiggo", he began his...  more
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    Olympic CountryGermany

    Date Of Birth1990-11-10

    Place Of BirthLeninskoje

    Olympic SportTrack cycling

    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, she won two gold medals and a bronze at the Olympic Games, and is a nine-time UCI World Champion. She was...  more
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    Olympic CountryFrance

    Date Of Birth1925-10-01

    Place Of BirthLens,Pas-de-Calais,Nord-Pas de Calais

    Olympic SportRoad cycling,Track cycling

    Olympic Medalist Event CompetitionCycling at the 1948 Summer Olympics - Men's individual road race,Cycling at the 1948 Summer Olympics - Men's team time trial

    Olympic Medalist EventMen's Road cycling, individual road race

    Olympic Medalist Games1948 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Games Participant1948 Summer Olympics

    Olympic Medals WonGold medal,Bronze medal

    José Beyaert (1 October 1925 – 11 June 2005) was a French professional cyclist who, during the 1940s and 1950s, was the 1948 Olympics road race champion. Beyaert moved to Colombia in 1952 and lived...  more