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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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Bradley Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Bradley Wiggins 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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Jason Kenny is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Jason Kenny 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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Laura Trott is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
BenNicholson added Laura Trott 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
Victoria Pendleton 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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Anna Meares is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Anna Meares 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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Marianne Vos is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Marianne Vos 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) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
BenNicholson added Joanna Rowsell 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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Geraint Thomas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Geraint Thomas 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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Michael Mørkøv is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Michael Mørkøv 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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Ed Clancy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Ed Clancy 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) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Stefan Nimke 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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Sarah Hammer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Sarah Hammer age 34 Sarah Kathryn Hammer is an American professional racing cyclist and two-time Olympic silver medalist.

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Jack Bobridge is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Tim Schild added Jack Bobridge age 28 Jack Bobridge is an Australian professional racing cyclist.

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Arnaud Tournant is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Arnaud Tournant 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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Mickaël Bourgain is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Mickaël Bourgain age 37 Mickaël Bourgain is a French track cyclist, who won a bronze medal in the men's team sprint race at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens together with Laurent Gané and Arnaud Tournant, ...more

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Reg Harris is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Steven Burke is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Steven Burke 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) 19 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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Wendy Houvenaghel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Wendy Houvenaghel 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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Lutz Heßlich is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Shawn Pearson added Lutz Heßlich 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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Jennie Reed is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Jennie Reed 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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Grégory Baugé is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Grégory Baugé 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.

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Jan Bos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Jan Bos 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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Annette Edmondson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Tim Schild added Annette Edmondson age 26 Annette Edmondson is an Australian cyclist who competes on the track with Cycling Australia’s High Performance Unit and on the road for the professional women’s team Wiggle Honda. Her greatest ...more

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Joan Llaneras is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Joan Llaneras 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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Taylor Phinney is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Taylor Phinney age 27 Taylor Phinney is an American racing cyclist who rides professionally for UCI ProTeam BMC Racing Team, specialising in time trials and one day classics on the road, and in the individual pursuit ...more

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Jamie Staff is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Jamie Staff age 44 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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Alex Rasmussen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Alex Rasmussen 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) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Sergei Kopylov 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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Kévin Sireau is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Kévin Sireau age 30 Kévin Sireau is a French professional racing cyclist. He rides for the Armée de Terre cycling team.

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Rudolf Karsch is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Rudolf Karsch Rudolf Karsch was a German cyclist. He won the bronze medal in 1000m time trial at the 1936 Summer Olympics.

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René Enders is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
René Enders age 31 René Enders is a German track cyclist. He won two bronze Olympic medals with the German team in the team sprint: in 2008 and in 2012.

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Maximilian Levy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Maximilian Levy age 30 Maximilian Levy is a German track cyclist. Levy won a bronze medal representing Germany at the 2008 Olympic Games held in Beijing, China.

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Marc Ryan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Marc Ryan age 35 Marc Ryan is a New Zealand racing cyclist. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Ryan won the bronze medal as part of the New Zealand team in team pursuit, together with Sam Bewley, Hayden ...more

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Juan Curuchet is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Juan Curuchet age 53 Juan Esteban Curuchet is a road bicycle racer and track cyclist from Argentina. Curuchet represented Argentina at the Summer Olympics in 1984, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2008. He won the ...more

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Dietrich Gieseler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Dietrich Gieseler

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Adam Duvendeck is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Adam Duvendeck age 34 Jeremy Adam Duvendeck is a retired American professional track cyclist. He represented the United States in two editions of the Olympic Games, and later claimed two elite national titles each in ...more

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Rebecca Romero is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Rebecca Romero age 38 Rebecca Jayne Romero MBE is an English sportswoman, a former World Champion and Olympic Games silver medallist at rowing, and a former World champion and former Olympic champion track cyclist.

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Roger Kluge is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Roger Kluge age 32 Roger Kluge is a German professional racing cyclist for UCI Professional Continental Team IAM Cycling. Kluge left NetApp-Endura at the end of the 2013 season, and joined IAM Cycling for the 2014 ...more

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Olga Slyusareva is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Olga Slyusareva age 48 Olga Anatolyevna Slyusareva is a Russian professional racing cyclist. She won a gold medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in the points race, bronze medal at the 2000 Olympic Games in the points ...more

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Bobby Lea is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Bobby Lea age 32 Robert "Bobby" Lea is an American track cyclist. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the Men's Omnium.

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Walter Pérez is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Walter Pérez age 44 Walter Fernando Pérez is an Olympic gold medal-winning racing cyclist from Argentina. Pérez, who joined the Argentine cycling team in 1992, won the Cycling World Championships in ...more

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Sam Bewley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Sam Bewley age 30 Samuel Ryan "Sam" Bewley is a New Zealand racing cyclist, who rides for the Orica-GreenEDGE team. Bewley has also competed for UCI ProTeam Team RadioShack, as well as the BikeNZ ...more

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Kiyofumi Nagai is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Kiyofumi Nagai age 34 Kiyofumi Nagai is a track cyclist from Japan. He won a bronze medal in the Keirin race at the 2008 Olympic Games.

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Casper Joergensen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Casper Joergensen age 30 Casper Jørgensen is a Danish professional racing cyclist.

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Martin Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Martin Gilbert age 35 Martin Gilbert is a professional Canadian racing cyclist and Olympian. He competed in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics in the Men's Madison event, placing 12th.

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William R Smith is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling

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Hayden Roulston is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Hayden Roulston age 37 Hayden Roulston, MNZM is a New Zealand professional racing cyclist for UCI ProTour team Trek Factory Racing. He won the silver medal in the men's 4000 m individual pursuit and a bronze medal in ...more

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Evgenia Radanova is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Track Cycling
Evgenia Radanova age 40 Evgenia Radanova is a Bulgarian female short track speed skater and racing cyclist who has participated in both the Summer and Winter Olympics. She was the world record holder in the 500 m short ...more