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Eddy Merckx
(Belgian Former Professional Road and Track Bicycle Racer)
Eddy Merckx
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Birthdate: June 17, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Meensel-Kiezegem, Belgium

Eddy Merckx is a Belgian former road and track bicycle racer. Widely regarded as the most successful rider in competitive cycling history, Merckx achieved several important victories, such as 11 Grand Tours, three World Championships, and all five Monuments. He is also considered the greatest cyclist of all time. After retiring, he coached his national cycling team for 11 years.

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Chris Froome
(Kenyan-British Cyclist and Four-Time Winner of the ‘Tour de France’)
Chris Froome
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Birthdate: May 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya

Chris Froome is an English professional road racing cyclist best known for winning two bronze medals in the Olympic Games so far; he won the medals at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. In 2017, Froome won a bronze medal at the UCI Road World Championships in Bergen, Norway. Froome has won many prestigious awards, such as the Vélo d'Or.

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Greg LeMond
(American Former Professional Road Racing Cyclist)
Greg LeMond
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Birthdate: June 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lakewood, California, United Stated

Greg LeMond is an American former road racing cyclist and anti-doping advocate. Widely regarded as the greatest American cyclist ever, LeMond is a three-time Tour de France winner and a two-time Road Race World Championship winner. Greg LeMond is also regarded as an icon of the sport's globalization and is counted among the greatest all-round cyclists of the present era.

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Primož Roglič
(Slovenian Professional Racing Cyclist and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Primož Roglič
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Birthdate: October 29, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Trbovlje, Slovenia

Primož Roglič is a Slovenian racing cyclist who in 2017 became the first cyclist from his country to win a stage at Tour de France. He then went on to win the Vuelta a España for three successive years. Primož Roglič achieved international recognition at the 2020 Olympic Games where he won the gold medal in the time trial event.

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Nairo Quintana
(Considered the Best Colombian Road Cyclist of All Time)
Nairo Quintana
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Birthdate: February 4, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cómbita, Colombia

Nairo Quintana is a Colombian racing cyclist. A specialist climber, Quintana is renowned for his ability to launch attacks on ascents of steep gradient and his stamina to endure others' attacks. Considered the best Colombian road cyclist of all time, Nairo Quintana is also counted among the most successful and popular stage-racing riders of his generation.

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Jan Ullrich
(German Former Professional Road Bicycle Racer)
Jan Ullrich
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Birthdate: December 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rostock, Germany
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Lance Armstrong
(Former Professional Road Racing Cyclist Who Won Seven Consecutive 'Tour de France' Titles)
Lance Armstrong
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Birthdate: September 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Plano, Texas, United States

Lance Armstrong became one of the most inspirational stories after he survived cancer and went on to win seven consecutive Tour de France races from 1999 to 2005. He was considered one of the greatest road racing cyclists ever before he was stripped of all of his achievements starting from August 1998 due to his involvement in a doping scandal.

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Chris Hoy
(Former Scottish Track Cyclist)
Chris Hoy
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Birthdate: March 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland

Chris Hoy is a British racing driver and former track cyclist. A highly decorated Olympic cyclist, he is the recipient of six gold and one silver medals. He is also an 11-time World Champion. He announced his retirement from competitive cycling in 2013. He is also interested in motorsport and competed at the 2015 Race of Champions.

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Bernard Hinault
(One of the Greatest Cyclists of All Time)
Bernard Hinault
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Birthdate: November 14, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Yffiniac, France

Bernard Hinault is a French former professional cyclist, often counted among the best cyclists of all time. He has 147 professional victories, including five in the Tour de France, to his name.  In 1986, he was given the Legion of Honour; he retired the same year. He turned to farming after his retirement. 

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Alejandro Valverde
(Spanish Road Racing Cyclist Who Has 131 Professional Wins)
Alejandro Valverde
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Birthdate: April 25, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Las Lumbreras, Spain
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Jacques Anquetil
(French Road Racing Cyclist and the First Cyclist to Win the 'Tour de France' Five Times)
Jacques Anquetil
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Birthdate: January 8, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mont-Saint-Aignan, France
Died: November 18, 1987

Jacques Anquetil was a French professional road racing cyclist. He was the first person to win five Tour de France races. At the time of his retirement, Anquetil had won eight Grand Tours, which was a record at that time. He was also a controversial figure who spoke openly about his dependency on drugs to compete in races.

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Cadel Evans
(Australian Former Professional Racing Cyclist)
Cadel Evans
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Birthdate: February 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Katherine, Australia

Tour de France-winning Australian cyclist Cadel Evans is also a four-time Olympian. His career took off when he earned a scholarship to the mountain biking program of the Australian Institute of Sport. An avid philanthropist, he has an adopted son from Ethiopia, along with a son from his second wife.

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Vincenzo Nibali
(Italian Former Professional Road Bicycle Racer)
Vincenzo Nibali
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Birthdate: November 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Messina, Sicily, Italy
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Sean Kelly
(Irish Former Professional Road Bicycle Racer)
Sean Kelly
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Birthdate: May 24, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Waterford City, County Waterford, Ireland

Of his 16-year-long stint as a professional cyclist, Sean Kelly has spent 5 years as the world’s number one racer. A specialist in classic races, he was the Paris–Nice winner for 7 consecutive times. Regarded as the second-best cyclist ever, he later had a successful career as a Eurosport commentator.

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Philippe Gilbert
(Belgian Cyclist & the Winner of the 2012 World Road Race Championship)
Philippe Gilbert
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Birthdate: July 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Verviers, Wallonia, Belgium

A 3-time Olympian, Belgian cyclist Philippe Gilbert is best known for winning the 2012 World Road Race Championships. He is also one of only 2 cyclists who have won 3 Ardennes classics. After representing teams such as the BMC Racing Team and Quick-Step Floors, he switched to Lotto–Soudal.

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Gino Bartali
(Italian Road Racing Cyclist)
Gino Bartali
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Birthdate: July 18, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ponte a Ema, Italy
Died: May 5, 2000
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Fabian Cancellara
(Swiss Former Professional Racing Cyclist and Two-Time Olympic Gold Medallist)
Fabian Cancellara
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Birthdate: March 18, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wohlen, Switzerland

Nicknamed Spartacus, Swiss retired cyclist and Olympic gold medalist Fabian Cancellara is a four-time world time trial champion. He also won both the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix thrice. He had started cycling at 13, after finding an old family bike. He was also good at football and skiing.

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Laurent Fignon
(French Professional Road Bicycle Racer Who Was a Two-Time Winner of the 'Tour de France')
Laurent Fignon
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Birthdate: August 12, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 31, 2010

Laurent Fignon was a French professional road bicycle racer. He won the Tour de France in 1983 and 1984. He became the FICP World No. 1 in 1989 and also won the Giro d'Italia the same year. One of the most successful cyclists of his era, he won many classic races. He retired in 1993. 

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Tom Boonen
(Belgian Retired Road Bicycle Racer)
Tom Boonen
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Birthdate: October 15, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mol, Belgium

Tom Boonen is a Belgian retired road bicycle racer who competed for Quick-Step Floors teams and the U.S. Postal Service between 2002 and 2017. He is best known for winning a gold medal at the 2005 UCI Road World Championships in Madrid. Tom Boonen was named Belgian Sportsman of the Year on three occasions during his career.

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Marianne Vos
(Dutch Multi-Discipline Cyclist)
Marianne Vos
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Birthdate: May 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Erik Zabel
(German Former Professional Road Bicycle Racer)
Erik Zabel
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Birthdate: July 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: East Berlin, Germany
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Peter Sagan
(Slovak Professional Road Bicycle Racer)
Peter Sagan
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Birthdate: January 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Žilina, Slovakia

Peter Sagan is a Slovak road bicycle racer. He is currently associated with Bora-Hansgrohe, a popular UCI WorldTeam. Widely regarded as one of cycling's greatest talents, Peter Sagan has won several prestigious championships over the course of his career. He has won UCI Road World Championships and European Championship among many other contests.

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Greg Van Avermaet
(Belgian Cyclist Who Is an Olympic Gold Medalist)
Greg Van Avermaet
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Birthdate: May 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lokeren, Belgium

Belgian cyclist Greg Van Avermaet was born into a family of cyclists, with both his father and grandfather being cyclists. The Olympic gold medalist has represented Predictor–Lotto and the BMC Racing Team, before switching to the French cycling team AG2R Citroën Team. He specializes in classic cycle races.

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Beryl Burton
(English Racing Cyclist)
Beryl Burton
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Birthdate: May 12, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Halton, Leeds, United Kingdom
Died: May 5, 1996

Legendary British cyclist Beryl Burton dominated the British women’s racing scene from the 1950s to the 1980s. Apart from being a 5-time world champion, she set a new women’s record for the 25-mile time trial, which surpassed the men’s record for 2 years. Her achievements inspired a radio play.

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Alexander Vinokourov
(Kazakhstani Former Professional Road Bicycle Racer)
Alexander Vinokourov
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Birthdate: September 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beskol', Bishkul, Kazakhstan
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Alexander Kristoff
(Cyclist)
Alexander Kristoff
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Birthdate: July 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

Alexander Kristoff is a Norwegian road bicycle racer best known for winning the bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. In 2017, he went on to win the silver medal at the World Championships as well as the gold medal at the European Road Cycling Championships. 

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Joaquim Rodríguez
(Former Spanish Professional Road Racing Cyclist)
Joaquim Rodríguez
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Birthdate: May 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Felice Gimondi
(Italian Professional Racing Cyclist)
Felice Gimondi
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Birthdate: September 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sedrina, Italy
Died: August 16, 2019
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Francesco Moser
(Italian Former Professional Road Bicycle Racer)
Francesco Moser
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Birthdate: June 19, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Palù di Giovo, Italy
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Tadej Pogačar
(Slovenian Professional Cyclist)
Tadej Pogačar
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Birthdate: September 21, 1998
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Komenda, Slovenia

Tadej Pogačar is a Slovenian cyclist best known for his bronze medal-winning performance in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. He also won the prestigious Tour de France in 2020 and 2021, achieving enormous fame among cycling enthusiasts around the world. Tadej Pogačar is the first Slovenian and the second-youngest winner of Tour de France.  

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Marco Pantani
(Italian Road Racing Cyclist and One of the Greatest Climbing Specialists in the History of the Sport)
Marco Pantani
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Birthdate: January 13, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cesena, Italy
Died: February 14, 2004
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Mathieu van der Poel
(Dutch Cyclist)
Mathieu van der Poel
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Birthdate: January 19, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kapellen, Belgium
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Roger De Vlaeminck
(Former Belgian Professional Racing Cyclist)
Roger De Vlaeminck
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Birthdate: August 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Eeklo, Belgium

Roger De Vlaeminck is a Belgian retired racing cyclist. One of the most talented racing cyclists of his generation, De Vlaeminck is best known for winning a gold medal for his country at the 1975 World Championships. He also won a silver medal in the same tournament. He was inducted into the Union Cycliste Internationale Hall of Fame in 2002.

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Joop Zoetemelk
(Dutch Former Professional Racing Cyclist)
Joop Zoetemelk
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Birthdate: December 3, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Remco Evenepoel
(Belgian Olympian Cyclist Who Represents the Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team)
Remco Evenepoel
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Birthdate: January 25, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Aalst, Belgium

The son of retired Belgian cyclist Patrick Evenepoel, Remco Evenepoel too is a skilled cyclist in his own right and an Olympian. While he began his sports career as a footballer with Anderlecht, he later switched to cycling. He now represents the Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team.

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Julian Alaphilippe
(French Professional Road Cyclist, Former Cyclo-Cross Racer and Two-Time UCI World Road Champion)
Julian Alaphilippe
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Birthdate: June 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint-Amand-Montrond, France

French cyclist Julian Alaphilippe is the brother of another prominent cyclist, Bryan Alaphilippe. The son of an orchestra conductor, he loved playing the drums as a child, but switched to cycling at age 13. Named France’s best sportsman more than once, he is the current UCI World Road Champion.

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Adri van der Poel
(Dutch Cyclist)
Adri van der Poel
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Birthdate: June 17, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Mark Cavendish
(Manx Professional Road Racing Cyclist)
Mark Cavendish
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Birthdate: May 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man

Mark Cavendish began cycling at an early age, joined his local club at 9, and got gifted a mountain bike at 13. The track cyclist is also one of the best road sprinters in the world. The MBE made headlines in 2021 for being robbed by four masked men.

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Alberto Contador
(Spanish Former Professional Cyclist)
Alberto Contador
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Birthdate: December 6, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pinto, Spain
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Freddy Maertens
(Retired Belgian Cycling Legend Who Was a 2-Time World Road Race Champion)
Freddy Maertens
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Birthdate: February 13, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Belgium

Retired Belgian cyclist Freddy Maertens enjoyed success in phases. While he initially won numerous junior races and went on to become a Belgian and world champion, he was later plagued by debt and alcoholism. However, he bounced back later with a Tour de France green jersey and a World Championship win.

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Johan Museeuw
(Retired Belgian Cyclist Known as 'The Lion of Flanders')
Johan Museeuw
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Birthdate: October 13, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Varsenare, Belgium

Retired Belgian cyclist Johan Museeuw, also known as The Lion of Flanders, was regarded as a master of classic races. Apart from being an Olympian, he was also a 3-time winner of both the Tour of Flanders and Paris–Roubaix. He also recorded multiple Tour de France wins.

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Tom Dumoulin
(Dutch Professional Road Bicycle Racer)
Tom Dumoulin
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Birthdate: November 11, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Maastricht, Netherlands
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Laura Trott
(British Professional Track and Road Cyclist)
Laura Trott
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Birthdate: April 24, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Harlow, Essex, England

With six Olympic gold medals in her kitty, Laura Trott has become the most decorated female athlete from Britain in the Olympics. She is married to cyclist Jason Kenny, who is also an Olympic gold medalist. Surprisingly, born with asthma, she was advised by doctors not to take up sports.

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Davide Rebellin
(Italian Professional Road Bicycle Racer)
Davide Rebellin
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Birthdate: August 9, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Bonifacio, Italy
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Paolo Bettini
(Italian Former Champion Road Racing Cyclist)
Paolo Bettini
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Birthdate: April 1, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cecina, Italy
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Danny MacAskill
(Scottish Trials Cyclist)
Danny MacAskill
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Birthdate: December 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Skye, Scotland

Danny MacAskill is a Scottish professional mountain bike trial cyclist who works for Santa Cruz Bicycles. MacAskill, who achieved popularity after showcasing his skills on YouTube, went on to feature in several commercials and promotional videos for brands like Leica Camera. Danny MacAskill is also credited for performing the stunts in the 2012 American action thriller film Premium Rush.

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Stephen Roche
(Irish Former Professional Road Racing Cyclist)
Stephen Roche
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Birthdate: November 28, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dundrum, Dublin, Ireland
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Phil Liggett
(British Commentator and Sport Cyclist)
Phil Liggett
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Birthdate: August 11, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bebington, Cheshire, England

English sports broadcaster Phil Liggett is known for his commentary of the Tour de France and other cycling events. Though he had fancied a career as a cyclist earlier, he later chose sports journalism instead. He is now a wildlife conservationist, who protects rhinos in a South African game reserve.

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Tyler Hamilton
(American Former Professional Road Bicycle Racer)
Tyler Hamilton
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Birthdate: March 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Marblehead, Massachusetts, United States

Tyler Hamilton is an American former road bicycle racer who played an important role as a teammate of Lance Armstrong in the 1999, 2000 and 2001 Tours de France. Hamilton is the only American to win one of the five classic cycle races known as the Monuments. In 2004, he was suspended for two years after failing a dope test.

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Sam Bennett
(Irish Professional Cyclist)
Sam Bennett
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Birthdate: October 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Menen, Flanders, Belgium
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)