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List of famous professional road racing cyclists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top professional road racing cyclists in the world? This includes the most prominent professional road racing cyclists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable professional road racing cyclists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic professional road racing cyclists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned professional road racing cyclists.

This is a list that includes people like Lance Armstrong and Mark-Paul Gosselaar.

From reputable, prominent, and well known professional road racing cyclists to the lesser known professional road racing cyclists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the professional road racing cyclist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous professional road racing cyclists ever?" and "What are the names of famous professional road racing cyclists?" then you're in the right place. (998 items)

Lance Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Lance Edward Armstrong is an American former professional road racing cyclist. He previously held seven consecutive Tour de France titles from 1999 to 2005, but was stripped of his titles in ...more

Tyson Apostol is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
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Mark-Paul Gosselaar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Mark-Paul Harry Gosselaar is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Zack Morris in NBC's Saved by the Bell, Good Morning, Miss Bliss, and Saved by the Bell: The College Years; ...more

Laura Trott is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
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

Marshall Taylor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor was an American cyclist who won the world 1 mile track cycling championship in 1899 after setting numerous world records and overcoming racial ...more

Tom Simpson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Thomas "Tom" or "Tommy" Simpson was one of Britain's most successful professional cyclists. He was born in Haswell, County Durham and later moved to Harworth, ...more

Pedro Delgado is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Pedro Delgado Robledo, also known as Perico, is a Spanish former professional road bicycle racer. He won the 1988 Tour de France, as well as the Vuelta a España in 1985 and 1989. Delgado ...more

Viatcheslav Ekimov is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Viatcheslav Vladimirovich Ekimov, nicknamed Eki, is a Russian former professional racing cyclist. A triple Olympic gold medalist, he was awarded the title of Russian Cyclist of the Century in ...more

Marco Pantani is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Marco Pantani was an Italian road racing cyclist, widely considered one of the best climbers of his era in professional road bicycle racing. He won both the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia ...more

Chris Witty is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing 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 ...more

Fausto Coppi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Angelo Fausto Coppi, was the dominant international cyclist of the years each side of the Second World War. His successes earned him the title Il Campionissimo, or champion of champions. He was ...more

Antonio Cruz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Antonio Cruz is a former professional road bicycle racer from the United States, who last rode for BMC Racing Team. In 1999 Cruz was the USPRO National Criterium Champion, and became ...more

Jurgen Van Den Broeck is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Jurgen Van Den Broeck Jurgen Van den Broeck is a Belgian professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTeam Lotto-Soudal. He specializes in the time trial, having been Junior World Champion against the clock in 2001. ...more

Jan Ullrich is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Jan Ullrich; born 2 December 1973 is a German former professional road bicycle racer. Ullrich won a gold and a silver in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. He won the 1999 Vuelta a ...more

Miguel Indurain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Miguel Indurain Larraya is a retired Spanish road racing cyclist. Indurain won five consecutive Tours de France from 1991 to 1995, the fourth, and last, to win five times. He won the Giro ...more

John Forester is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
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Fabio Duarte is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Fabio Duarte Fabio Andrés Duarte Arevalo is a male track and road cyclist from Colombia. He rides for UCI Professional Continental team Colombia, and was the 2008 World Under-23 Road Race champion.

Alberto Contador is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Alberto Contador Velasco is a Spanish professional cyclist, one of six riders to have won all three Grand Tours of road cycling. He was the winner of the 2007 Tour de France with the Discovery ...more

Missy Giove is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
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 ...more

Mike Friedman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Michael "Mike" Friedman is an American professional racing cyclist for Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies. Friedman retired in 2014.

Tatiana Antoshina is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Tatiana Antoshina Tatiana Antoshina is a Russian road bicycle racer. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the women's road race, finishing 25th, and in the time trial, finishing 12th.

Laurent Fignon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Laurent Patrick Fignon was a French professional road bicycle racer. He won the Tour de France in 1983 and in 1984. He won the Giro d'Italia in 1989, and nearly captured the Tour for a third ...more

John Devine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
John Devine is an American professional road bicycle racer.

Guennady Mikhaylov is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Guennady Mikhaylov Gennady Mikhaylov, is a former professional road bicycle racer from Russia. He last rode for UCI ProTour Team Katusha. He was part of the successful team Lotto-Adecco, in which he assisted ...more

Ottavio Bottecchia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Ottavio Bottecchia was an Italian cyclist and the first Italian winner of the Tour de France. He was found dead by the roadside; the reason remains a mystery.

Davis Phinney is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Davis Phinney is a former professional road bicycle racer from the United States. He was a brazen sprinter and the star of the 7-Eleven Cycling Team in the 1980s and early ’90s, and is the ...more

Nicole Reinhart is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Nicole Louise Reinhart was an American professional track and road racing cyclist who twice won gold medals in cycling at the Pan American Games.

Beryl Burton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Beryl Burton, OBE was an English racing cyclist. She dominated women’s cycle racing in the UK, winning more than 90 domestic championships and seven world titles, and setting numerous national ...more

Franck Bouyer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Franck Bouyer is a French former professional road bicycle racer, who competed as a professional between 1995 and 2013. Bouyer competed for the Castorama, Agrigel, Française des Jeux, ...more

Philippe Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Philippe Gilbert is a Belgian professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTour team BMC Racing Team. Gilbert is best known for winning the World Road Race Championships in 2012, and for being one ...more

Peter Sagan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Peter Sagan is a Slovak professional road bicycle racer for World Tour team Tinkoff-Saxo. Sagan had a successful junior cyclo-cross and mountain bike racing career, winning the Junior World ...more

Pierre Rolland is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Pierre Rolland is a French professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTeam Team Europcar.

Maurice Farman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
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José Samyn is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
José Samyn was a French professional road bicycle racer who died during a race in Zingem, Belgium. Samyn won a stage of the Tour de France in 1967. As an amateur, he won the 1965 French ...more

Edvald Boasson Hagen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Edvald Boasson Hagen is a Norwegian professional road racing cyclist riding for the UCI Professional Continental team MTN-Qhubeka. He was ranked as no. 3 in the world by UCI as of 31 August ...more

Tejay van Garderen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Tejay van Garderen is an American professional cyclist for BMC Racing Team. He lives in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy, during the season.

Vincenzo Nibali is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Vincenzo Nibali is an Italian professional road bicycle racer, considered one of the strongest stage race riders in the world today. He rides for the Kazakhstani UCI ProTeam Astana. Born near ...more

Judith Arndt is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Judith Arndt is a German professional cyclist for the GreenEDGE-AIS cycling team. She won the bronze medal in the 3000 m pursuit event at the 1996 Summer Olympics when she was 20. In 2004 she ...more

Rigoberto Urán is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Rigoberto Urán Rigoberto Urán Urán, ODB is a Colombian professional road racing cyclist, currently riding for UCI World Tour team Etixx-Quick Step. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he won a silver ...more

Joaquim Agostinho is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Joaquim Fernandes Agostinho, OIH was a Portuguese professional bicycle racer. He was champion of Portugal in six successive years. He rode the Tour de France 13 times and finished all but once, ...more

Ina-Yoko Teutenberg is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Ina-Yoko Teutenberg is a retired elite road bicycle racer from Düsseldorf, Germany, who turned professional in 2001. She began racing bicycles at age 6, alongside her two brothers Sven and ...more

Eric Heiden is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Eric Arthur Heiden is an American former long track speed skater and road cyclist who won all of the men's speed skating races, and thus an unprecedented five individual gold medals, and set ...more

Tyler Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Tyler Hamilton is an American former professional road bicycle racer. He is the only American rider to win one of the Five Monuments of Cycling. Hamilton became a professional cyclist in 1995 ...more

Clara Hughes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Clara Hughes, OC OM MSC is a Canadian cyclist and speed skater, who has won multiple Olympic medals in both sports. Hughes won two bronze in the Summer Olympics in 1996 and four medals over the ...more

Heather Moyse is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Heather Moyse is a Canadian athlete and two-time Olympic gold medalist, representing Canada in international competition as a bobsledder, rugby union player, and track cyclist and competing at ...more

Dan Buettner is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Dan Buettner is an American explorer, educator, author and public speaker. He also co-produced a documentary and holds three world records for endurance bicycling. He is the founder of the ...more

Kristin Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
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 ...more

Jacques Anquetil is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Jacques Anquetil was a French road racing cyclist and the first cyclist to win the Tour de France five times, in 1957 and from 1961 to 1964. He stated before the 1961 Tour that he would gain the ...more

Sheila Young is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Sheila Grace Young-Ochowicz is a retired American speed skater and track cyclist. She won three world titles in each of these sports, sometimes in the same year. In 1976, she also became the ...more

Gerrie Knetemann is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists
Gerard Friedrich "Gerrie" Knetemann was a Dutch road bicycle racer who won the 1978 World Championship. A four-time winner of the Ronde van Nederland, he also rode the Tour de France ...more