List of famous female cyclists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female cyclists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being cyclists. There are thousand of females working as cyclists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic cyclists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a cyclist then the people below should give you inspiration.
People here include everyone from Sue Haywood to Nicole Cooke.While this isn't a list of all female cyclists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female cyclists?" and "Who are the best female cyclists?"
Christine Diane "Chris" Witty is an American speed skater and racing cyclist and participated in the Olympic Games in both sports. She won medals at both 1000 and 1500 meters in the 1998 Winter Olympics. In 2002 she won the Olympic gold medal at the 1000 meters in Salt Lake City, setting a world record in the process. In 1996 she became World Champion Sprint, in 1997 and 1998 she became second and in 2000 she became third. In 1998 she won the gold medal at the World Single Distance Championships at the 1000 m, in 1996 the silver and in 2000 the bronze medal at the same distance. In 2000 she placed fifth overall in the 500 m cycling time trials at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, becoming ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: West Allis, Wisconsin, United States of Americasee more on Chris Witty
Melissa "Missy" Giove is a former professional downhill mountain biker. Her nickname is The Missile. Giove was one of mountain-bike racing's first mainstream female superstars, did some ads for Reebok, is the all-time leader in NORBA downhill wins with 14, and is second on the World Cup list with 11. Giove's other accomplishments include three overall NORBA downhill crowns, two World Cup overalls, and the 1994 world championship title. Prior to cycling, Missy was also a nationally ranked downhill skier. Early in her career, Missy raced for the highly respected boutique Yeti Racing team along with other top downhill racing stars such as Myles Rockwell, Jimmy Deaton, John Tomac, and Johnny O ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: United States of Americasee more on Missy Giove
Nicole Louise Reinhart was an American professional track and road racing cyclist who twice won gold medals in cycling at the Pan American Games. ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Died at 24 (1976-2000)
Birthplace: Pennsylvania, United States of Americasee more on Nicole Reinhart
Kristin Armstrong is a professional road bicycle racer and two-time Olympic gold medalist, the winner of the women's individual time trial in 2008 and 2012. Before temporarily retiring to start a family in 2009, she rode for Cervélo TestTeam in women's elite professional events on the National Racing Calendar and UCI Women's World Cup. She announced a return to competitive cycling beginning in the 2011 season, competing for Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12 at the Redlands Classic. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Boise, Idaho, United States of Americasee more on Kristin Armstrong