List of Famous Professional Road Racing Cyclists

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. {#nodes}
  • Lance Edward Armstrong (born Lance Edward Gunderson; September 18, 1971) is an American former professional road racing cyclist, infamous for the biggest doping scandal in cycling history. At age 16,  ...more

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  • Mark-Paul Gosselaar

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  • Laura Trott

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  • Marshall Taylor

    Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor (November 26, 1878 – June 21, 1932) was an American professional cyclist. He was born and raised in Indianapolis, where he worked in bicycle shops and began racing  ...more
  • Tom Simpson

    Thomas Simpson (30 November 1937 – 13 July 1967) was one of Britain's most successful professional cyclists. He was born in Haswell, County Durham and later moved to Harworth, Nottinghamshire.  ...more
  • Pedro Delgado

    Pedro Delgado Robledo (pronounced [ˈpeðɾo delˈɣaðo ɾoˈbleðo]; born April 15, 1960), also known as Perico ([peˈɾiko]), is a Spanish former professional road bicycle racer. He won the 1988 Tour de  ...more
  • Viatcheslav Ekimov

    Viatcheslav Vladimirovich Ekimov (Russian Вячеслав Владимирович Екимов; born 4 February 1966 in Vyborg near Leningrad), nicknamed Eki, is a Russian former professional racing cyclist. A triple  ...more
  • Marco Pantani

    Marco Pantani (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmarko panˈtaːni]; 13 January 1970 – 14 February 2004) was an Italian road racing cyclist, widely considered one of the best climbers of all time in  ...more
  • Christine Diane "Chris" Witty (born June 23, 1975) 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  ...more
  • Angelo Fausto Coppi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈfausto ˈkɔppi]; 15 September 1919 – 2 January 1960) was an Italian cyclist, the dominant international cyclist of the years each side of the Second World  ...more
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  • Jurgen Van Den Broeck

    Jurgen Van den Broeck (born 1 February 1983) is a Belgian former road bicycle racer, who competed professionally between 2004 and 2017 for the Discovery Channel, Lotto–Soudal, Team Katusha and  ...more
  • Jan Ullrich

    Jan Ullrich (German pronunciation: [ˈjan ˈʊlrɪç]); born 2 December 1973) is a German former professional road bicycle racer. Ullrich won gold and silver medals in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.  ...more
  • Miguel Indurain

    Miguel Induráin Larraya (Spanish pronunciation: [miˈɣel induˈɾain laˈraʝa]; born 16 July 1964) is a retired Spanish road racing cyclist. Induráin won five Tours de France from 1991 to 1995, the  ...more
  • John Forester

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  • Fabio Duarte

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  • Alberto Contador Velasco (Spanish pronunciation: [alˈβeɾto kontaˈðoɾ βeˈlasko]; born 6 December 1982) is a Spanish former professional cyclist. He is one of the most successful riders of his era,  ...more
  • Missy Giove

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  • Mike Friedman

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  • 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.  ...more
  • Laurent Fignon

    Laurent Patrick Fignon (French pronunciation: ​[loʁɑ̃ fiɲɔ̃]; 12 August 1960 – 31 August 2010) was a French professional road bicycle racer who won the Tour de France in 1983 and 1984 and the Giro  ...more
  • John Devine

    John Devine (born November 2, 1985 in Dixon, Illinois) is an American professional road bicycle racer.  ...more
  • Guennady Mikhaylov

    Gennady Mikhaylov (Russian: Геннадий Михайлов, born 8 February 1974 in Cheboksary, Chuvash ASSR), is a former professional road bicycle racer from Russia. He last rode for UCI ProTour Team Katusha.  ...more
  • Ottavio Bottecchia

    Ottavio Bottecchia (pronounced [otˈtavjo botˈtekkja]; 1 August 1894 – 15 June 1927) was an Italian cyclist and the first Italian winner of the Tour de France. He was found dead by the roadside; the  ...more