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.

Bradley WigginsBradley Wiggins
(Belgian,British)

Mark CavendishMark Cavendish
(Manx,British)
Geraint ThomasGeraint Thomas
(British)
Greg LeMondGreg LeMond
(American)

Marco PantaniMarco Pantani
(Italian)
Graeme ObreeGraeme Obree
(British)
Floyd LandisFloyd Landis
(American)

Alejandro ValverdeAlejandro Valverde
(Spanish)
Alberto ContadorAlberto Contador
(Spanish)
Nairo QuintanaNairo Quintana
(Colombian)

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Danny MacAskillDanny MacAskill
(British)
Tom BoonenTom Boonen
(Belgian)
Paul SherwenPaul Sherwen
(British)

Jan UllrichJan Ullrich
(German)
Tom SimpsonTom Simpson
(British)
Fausto CoppiFausto Coppi
(Italian)

Gary FisherGary Fisher
(American)
Gino BartaliGino Bartali
(Italian)
Tyler HamiltonTyler Hamilton
(American)

George HincapieGeorge Hincapie
(American)
Chris BoardmanChris Boardman
(British)
Miguel IndurainMiguel Indurain
(Spanish)

David MillarDavid Millar
(British)
Alexander VinokourovAlexander Vinokourov
(Kazakh)
Frankie AndreuFrankie Andreu
(American)

Phil LiggettPhil Liggett
(British)
Beryl BurtonBeryl Burton
(British)
Ivan BassoIvan Basso
(Italian)

Maurice GarinMaurice Garin
(French,Italian)
Thor HushovdThor Hushovd
(Norwegian)
Paolo BettiniPaolo Bettini
(Italian)

Sven NysSven Nys
(Belgian)
Marshall TaylorMarshall Taylor
(American)
Carlos SastreCarlos Sastre
(Spanish)

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Wouter WeylandtWouter Weylandt
(Belgian)
Alessandro PetacchiAlessandro Petacchi
(Italian)
Samuel SánchezSamuel Sánchez
(Spanish)

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

Matthew StephensMatthew Stephens
(British)