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.

Geraint ThomasGeraint Thomas
(British)

Alejandro ValverdeAlejandro Valverde
(Spanish)
Marshall TaylorMarshall Taylor
(American)
Jan UllrichJan Ullrich
(German)

Bradley WigginsBradley Wiggins
(Belgian,British)
Graeme ObreeGraeme Obree
(British)
Marco PantaniMarco Pantani
(Italian)

Alberto ContadorAlberto Contador
(Spanish)
Greg LeMondGreg LeMond
(American)
Floyd LandisFloyd Landis
(American)

Nairo QuintanaNairo Quintana
(Colombian)
Mark CavendishMark Cavendish
(Manx,British)
Danny MacAskillDanny MacAskill
(British)

David MillarDavid Millar
(British)
Chris BoardmanChris Boardman
(British)
Gary FisherGary Fisher
(American)

Tyler HamiltonTyler Hamilton
(American)
Miguel IndurainMiguel Indurain
(Spanish)
Tom SimpsonTom Simpson
(British)

George HincapieGeorge Hincapie
(American)
Fausto CoppiFausto Coppi
(Italian)
Gino BartaliGino Bartali
(Italian)

Alexander VinokourovAlexander Vinokourov
(Kazakh)
Frankie AndreuFrankie Andreu
(American)
Tom BoonenTom Boonen
(Belgian)

Ivan BassoIvan Basso
(Italian)
Beryl BurtonBeryl Burton
(British)
Carlos SastreCarlos Sastre
(Spanish)

Phil LiggettPhil Liggett
(British)
Thor HushovdThor Hushovd
(Norwegian)
Paolo BettiniPaolo Bettini
(Italian)

Maurice GarinMaurice Garin
(French,Italian)
Wouter WeylandtWouter Weylandt
(Belgian)
Sven NysSven Nys
(Belgian)

Alessandro PetacchiAlessandro Petacchi
(Italian)
Paul SherwenPaul Sherwen
(British)
Samuel SánchezSamuel Sánchez
(Spanish)

Henri DesgrangeHenri Desgrange
(French)
Lizzie ArmitsteadLizzie Armitstead
(British)
Erik De VlaeminckErik De Vlaeminck
(Belgian)

Matthew StephensMatthew Stephens
(British)