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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
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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 discrimination. Taylor was the first African-American athlete to achieve the level of world champion and only the second black man to win a world championship—after Canadian boxer George Dixon. ...more

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Tom Simpson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Cyclists
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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, Nottinghamshire. Simpson began road cycling as a teenager before taking up track cycling, specialising in pursuit races. He won a bronze medal for track cycling at the 1956 Summer Olympics and a silver at the 1958 Commonwealth Games. In 1959 at age 21, Simpson was signed by the French professional road-racing team St. Raphaël-Géminiani. He advanced to their first team the following year, and won the 1961 Tour of Flanders. Simpson then joined Gitane-Leroux-Dunlop; in the 1962 Tour de France he became the first British rider to wear the ...more

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Pedro Delgado is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Cyclists
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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 is 171 centimetres tall and used to weigh 64 kilograms. He was a good climber, with an aggressive style, making cycling a spectacle, which gained him fans. On one hand, there were days when he was extremely successful attacking. On the other, he occasionally suffered from big losses of time due to mistakes or strokes of bad luck. He was also a good time-trialist until the nineties, when it became difficult for him to adapt to technical changes in the time-trial bicycles. The ending of the 1987 Tour de France ...more

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Viatcheslav Ekimov is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Cyclists
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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 2001. In October 2012, he was announced as the general manager of the Russian Team Katusha. The UCI, in a letter written to Katusha Team, denied them entrance into the 2013 World Tour. Among the many ethical violations the UCI cited, the appointment of Ekimov was among them for reasons unspecified. ...more

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