List of famous cyclists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Cyclists are the individuals who are engaged in cycling as a sport.  When considered a sport, bicycle racing consists of various categories of racing such as road bicycle racing, cyclo-cross, time trialling, track cycling, mountain bike racing and cycle speedway. Bicycle racing is an Olympic sport and is popular in several countries, especially in Denmark, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. It is also a Summer Paralympic sport. International competitive cycling events are governed by the Union Cycliste Internationale. Bicycle racing as a sport is of relatively recent origins and developed during the later part of the 19th century. Riding a bicycle competitively is very challenging. Add to that the fact that bicycle racing is not as glamorous as other sports like football or basketball. Professional cyclists follow a rigorous training regime that includes several miles of cycling and endurance training sessions at the gym. They also engage in exercises such as running and hiking. Cyclists have to consume a disciplined diet that is rich in carbohydrates and proteins. Cycling is one of the most physiologically demanding sports and cyclists need endurance, speed, technique and skills to excel in this field. Read on to learn about the life and works of various famous cyclists from all over the world.

Paul SherwenPaul Sherwen
(British)

Marshall TaylorMarshall Taylor
(American)
Geraint ThomasGeraint Thomas
(British)
Bradley WigginsBradley Wiggins
(Belgian,British)

Alejandro ValverdeAlejandro Valverde
(Spanish)
Graeme ObreeGraeme Obree
(British)
Floyd LandisFloyd Landis
(American)

Greg LeMondGreg LeMond
(American)
Mark CavendishMark Cavendish
(Manx,British)
Alberto ContadorAlberto Contador
(Spanish)

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Marco PantaniMarco Pantani
(Italian)
Danny MacAskillDanny MacAskill
(British)
Phil LiggettPhil Liggett
(British)

Jan UllrichJan Ullrich
(German)
Nairo QuintanaNairo Quintana
(Colombian)
Gary FisherGary Fisher
(American)

Tom SimpsonTom Simpson
(British)
Gino BartaliGino Bartali
(Italian)
Fausto CoppiFausto Coppi
(Italian)

Chris BoardmanChris Boardman
(British)
David MillarDavid Millar
(British)
Miguel IndurainMiguel Indurain
(Spanish)

Tyler HamiltonTyler Hamilton
(American)
George HincapieGeorge Hincapie
(American)
Tom BoonenTom Boonen
(Belgian)

Alexander VinokourovAlexander Vinokourov
(Kazakh)
Frankie AndreuFrankie Andreu
(American)
Beryl BurtonBeryl Burton
(British)

Sven NysSven Nys
(Belgian)
Ivan BassoIvan Basso
(Italian)
Maurice GarinMaurice Garin
(French,Italian)

Paolo BettiniPaolo Bettini
(Italian)
Thor HushovdThor Hushovd
(Norwegian)
Carlos SastreCarlos Sastre
(Spanish)

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Wouter WeylandtWouter Weylandt
(Belgian)
Henri DesgrangeHenri Desgrange
(French)
Samuel SánchezSamuel Sánchez
(Spanish)

Alessandro PetacchiAlessandro Petacchi
(Italian)
Lizzie ArmitsteadLizzie Armitstead
(British)
Erik De VlaeminckErik De Vlaeminck
(Belgian)

Matthew StephensMatthew Stephens
(British)