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.

Cadel Evans Cadel Evans
Australian
Andy Schleck Andy Schleck
Luxembourgian

Fränk Schleck Fränk Schleck
Luxembourgian

Jan UllrichJan Ullrich
German

Floyd LandisFloyd Landis
American

Marco PantaniMarco Pantani
Italian
Dave MirraDave Mirra
American
Greg LeMondGreg LeMond
American

Gino BartaliGino Bartali
Italian

Bradley WigginsBradley Wiggins
Belgian, British

Frankie AndreuFrankie Andreu
American
Mark CavendishMark Cavendish
Manx, British

Alberto ContadorAlberto Contador
Spanish
Tyler HamiltonTyler Hamilton
American

Geraint ThomasGeraint Thomas
British

Nairo QuintanaNairo Quintana
Colombian
George HincapieGeorge Hincapie
American

Michael ShermerMichael Shermer
American
Graeme ObreeGraeme Obree
British

Bruce ReynoldsBruce Reynolds
British

Danny MacAskillDanny MacAskill
British
Alejandro ValverdeAlejandro Valverde
Spanish
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Miguel IndurainMiguel Indurain
Spanish
Tom SimpsonTom Simpson
British

Gary FisherGary Fisher
American

Phil LiggettPhil Liggett
British

Chris BoardmanChris Boardman
British
Paul SherwenPaul Sherwen
British

David MillarDavid Millar
British

Ivan BassoIvan Basso
Italian

Fausto CoppiFausto Coppi
Italian

Glenn CurtissGlenn Curtiss
American
Carlos SastreCarlos Sastre
Spanish

Eric HeidenEric Heiden
American
Alexander VinokourovAlexander Vinokourov
Kazakh

Tom BoonenTom Boonen
Belgian

Maurice GarinMaurice Garin
French, Italian
Wouter WeylandtWouter Weylandt
Belgian

Clara HughesClara Hughes
Canadian
Juliana BuhringJuliana Buhring
German, British

Thor HushovdThor Hushovd
Norwegian

Kristina VogelKristina Vogel
German

Beryl BurtonBeryl Burton
British

Paolo BettiniPaolo Bettini
Italian
Alessandro PetacchiAlessandro Petacchi
Italian

Charly GaulCharly Gaul
Luxembourgian

Italo De ZanItalo De Zan
Italian

Samuel SánchezSamuel Sánchez
Spanish
Hubert OppermanHubert Opperman
Australian
Henri DesgrangeHenri Desgrange
French

Sven NysSven Nys
Belgian

Fiona KolbingerFiona Kolbinger
German

Lisa KleinLisa Klein
German
Judith ArndtJudith Arndt
German

Rik Van SteenbergenRik Van Steenbergen
Belgian
Lizzie ArmitsteadLizzie Armitstead
British

Marshall TaylorMarshall Taylor
American

Christa Luding-RothenburgerChrista Luding-Rothenburger
German
Lisa BrennauerLisa Brennauer
German

Tammy ThomasTammy Thomas
American
Tanja ErathTanja Erath
German

Marta BastianelliMarta Bastianelli
Italian

Erik De VlaeminckErik De Vlaeminck
Belgian
Charlotte BeckerCharlotte Becker
German

Ina-Yoko TeutenbergIna-Yoko Teutenberg
German
Trixi WorrackTrixi Worrack
German

Matthew StephensMatthew Stephens
British

Miriam WelteMiriam Welte
German

Hanka KupfernagelHanka Kupfernagel
German
Emma HinzeEmma Hinze
German

Liane LippertLiane Lippert
German

Petra RossnerPetra Rossner
German

Jasmin DuehringJasmin Duehring
German

Christa RiffelChrista Riffel
German
Clara KoppenburgClara Koppenburg
German

Ronja EiblRonja Eibl
German
Hannah LudwigHannah Ludwig
German

Pauline GraboschPauline Grabosch
German

Andrea EskauAndrea Eskau
German
Christiane ReppeChristiane Reppe
German

Claudia LichtenbergClaudia Lichtenberg
German
Katrin SchultheisKatrin Schultheis
German

Tanja Schmidt-HennesTanja Schmidt-Hennes
German
Sandra SchumacherSandra Schumacher
German

Lea FriedrichLea Friedrich
German

Gudrun StockGudrun Stock
German
Adelheid MorathAdelheid Morath
German

Christina BeckerChristina Becker
German
Helen GrobertHelen Grobert
German