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.

Marshall TaylorMarshall Taylor
(American)

Bradley WigginsBradley Wiggins
(Belgian,British)
Floyd LandisFloyd Landis
(American)
Alberto ContadorAlberto Contador
(Spanish)

Mark CavendishMark Cavendish
(Manx,British)
Greg LeMondGreg LeMond
(American)
Marco PantaniMarco Pantani
(Italian)

Nairo QuintanaNairo Quintana
(Colombian)
Gino BartaliGino Bartali
(Italian)
Graeme ObreeGraeme Obree
(British)

Alejandro ValverdeAlejandro Valverde
(Spanish)
Geraint ThomasGeraint Thomas
(British)
Danny MacAskillDanny MacAskill
(British)

Gary FisherGary Fisher
(American)
Fausto CoppiFausto Coppi
(Italian)
Jan UllrichJan Ullrich
(German)

Tom BoonenTom Boonen
(Belgian)
Tyler HamiltonTyler Hamilton
(American)
David MillarDavid Millar
(British)

Miguel IndurainMiguel Indurain
(Spanish)
George HincapieGeorge Hincapie
(American)
Tom SimpsonTom Simpson
(British)

Chris BoardmanChris Boardman
(British)
Ivan BassoIvan Basso
(Italian)
Frankie AndreuFrankie Andreu
(American)

Alexander VinokourovAlexander Vinokourov
(Kazakh)
Wouter WeylandtWouter Weylandt
(Belgian)
Phil LiggettPhil Liggett
(British)

Maurice GarinMaurice Garin
(French,Italian)
Carlos SastreCarlos Sastre
(Spanish)
Thor HushovdThor Hushovd
(Norwegian)

Paolo BettiniPaolo Bettini
(Italian)
Beryl BurtonBeryl Burton
(British)
Alessandro PetacchiAlessandro Petacchi
(Italian)

Samuel SánchezSamuel Sánchez
(Spanish)
Sven NysSven Nys
(Belgian)
Paul SherwenPaul Sherwen
(British)

Henri DesgrangeHenri Desgrange
(French)
Lizzie ArmitsteadLizzie Armitstead
(British)
Matthew StephensMatthew Stephens
(British)

Erik De VlaeminckErik De Vlaeminck
(Belgian)