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List of Famous Cyclists

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List of the most notable and famous cyclists in the world, with photos when available. Most prominent cyclists worldwide and top cyclists in America can be found on this list ordered by their level of prominence,. From reputable cyclists to the lesser known cyclists in history and today, these are the top cyclists in their field, and should answer the question "who are the most famous cyclists in the world?". This list is made up of people like Aaron Olsen and Niklas Axelsson. You may copy this factual list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you use on a regular basis. (643 Items)
Marshall Taylor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Cyclists
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 ...more
Tom Simpson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Cyclists
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 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Cyclists
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 ...more
Viatcheslav Ekimov is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Cyclists
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 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Cyclists
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
Chris Witty is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Cyclists
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 ...more

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Fausto Coppi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Cyclists
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 ...more
Antonio Cruz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Cyclists
Antonio, Anthony or Tony Cruz may refer to: Antonio Cruz (cyclist) (born 1971), American road bicycle racer Antonio Cruz Torres (born 1957), Dominican businessman and politician Antonio Cruz ...more
Jurgen Van Den Broeck is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Cyclists
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
John Forester is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Cyclists
John Forester (born 1929) is an American industrial engineer specializing in bicycle transportation engineering. A noted cycling activist, he is known as "the father of vehicular ...more
Miguel Indurain is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Cyclists
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 ...more

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Jan Ullrich is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Cyclists
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 ...more
Alberto Contador is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Cyclists
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 ...more

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Missy Giove is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Cyclists
Melissa Giove (born 1972) is an American professional downhill mountain biker. Her nickname is The Missile. Giove was one of mountain-bike racing's first mainstream superstars, appearing on Late ...more
Laurent Fignon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Cyclists
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 ...more
John Devine is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Cyclists
John Devine (born November 2, 1985 in Dixon, Illinois) is an American professional road bicycle racer.
Guennady Mikhaylov is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Cyclists
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 ...more
Ottavio Bottecchia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Cyclists
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; ...more
Davis Phinney is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Cyclists
Davis Phinney (born July 10, 1959) is a former professional road bicycle racer from the United States. He chalked up a record for an American, 328 race victories in the 1980s and 90s including 2 ...more
Todd Wells is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Cyclists
Todd Wells is a professional cyclist specializing in mountain bike racing and cyclo-cross from the United States. Todd resides in Durango, Colorado and Tucson, Arizona. Wells races for the ...more
Nicole Reinhart is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Cyclists
Nicole Louise Reinhart (June 3, 1976 – September 17, 2000) was an American professional track and road racing cyclist who twice won gold medals in cycling at the Pan American Games.
Franck Bouyer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Cyclists
Franck Bouyer (born 17 March 1974, in Beaupréau) is a French former professional road bicycle racer, who competed as a professional between 1995 and 2013. Bouyer competed for the ...more
Pierre Rolland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Cyclists
Pierre Rolland (born 10 October 1986) is a French professional road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Professional Continental team Vital Concept–B&B Hotels. He is best known for ...more
Maurice Farman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Cyclists
Maurice Alain Farman (March 21, 1877 – February 25, 1964) was an Anglo-French Grand Prix motor racing champion, an aviator, and an aircraft manufacturer and designer.
José Samyn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Cyclists
José Samyn (11 May 1946 – 28 August 1969) was a French professional road bicycle racer who died during a race in Zingem, Belgium. Samyn was born in Quiévrain, Belgium to a Belgian ...more