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.

Andy Schleck Andy Schleck
Luxembourgian

Cadel Evans Cadel Evans
Australian

Fränk Schleck Fränk Schleck
Luxembourgian
Greg LeMondGreg LeMond
American

Dave MirraDave Mirra
American

Paul SherwenPaul Sherwen
British

Bradley WigginsBradley Wiggins
Belgian, British

Mark CavendishMark Cavendish
Manx, British
Alberto ContadorAlberto Contador
Spanish

Phil LiggettPhil Liggett
British

Marco PantaniMarco Pantani
Italian

Geraint ThomasGeraint Thomas
British
Nairo QuintanaNairo Quintana
Colombian

Floyd LandisFloyd Landis
American
Alejandro ValverdeAlejandro Valverde
Spanish

Danny MacAskillDanny MacAskill
British

Tyler HamiltonTyler Hamilton
American
Fausto CoppiFausto Coppi
Italian

Jan UllrichJan Ullrich
German
Gary FisherGary Fisher
American

Gino BartaliGino Bartali
Italian

Graeme ObreeGraeme Obree
British
Tom SimpsonTom Simpson
British

Tom BoonenTom Boonen
Belgian
Miguel IndurainMiguel Indurain
Spanish

David MillarDavid Millar
British

George HincapieGeorge Hincapie
American

Chris BoardmanChris Boardman
British
Alexander VinokourovAlexander Vinokourov
Kazakh
Ivan BassoIvan Basso
Italian

Frankie AndreuFrankie Andreu
American

Beryl BurtonBeryl Burton
British

Maurice GarinMaurice Garin
French, Italian
Alessandro PetacchiAlessandro Petacchi
Italian

Wouter WeylandtWouter Weylandt
Belgian

Thor HushovdThor Hushovd
Norwegian

Carlos SastreCarlos Sastre
Spanish

Paolo BettiniPaolo Bettini
Italian
Samuel SánchezSamuel Sánchez
Spanish

Marshall TaylorMarshall Taylor
American
Sven NysSven Nys
Belgian

Henri DesgrangeHenri Desgrange
French

Lizzie ArmitsteadLizzie Armitstead
British
Erik De VlaeminckErik De Vlaeminck
Belgian

Matthew StephensMatthew Stephens
British