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
Dave MirraDave Mirra
American

Bruce ReynoldsBruce Reynolds
British

Greg LeMondGreg LeMond
American

Mark CavendishMark Cavendish
Manx, British

Michael ShermerMichael Shermer
American
Bradley WigginsBradley Wiggins
Belgian, British

Floyd LandisFloyd Landis
American

Alejandro ValverdeAlejandro Valverde
Spanish

Geraint ThomasGeraint Thomas
British
Marco PantaniMarco Pantani
Italian

Fausto CoppiFausto Coppi
Italian
Alberto ContadorAlberto Contador
Spanish

Jan UllrichJan Ullrich
German

Gino BartaliGino Bartali
Italian
Danny MacAskillDanny MacAskill
British

Chris BoardmanChris Boardman
British
Eric HeidenEric Heiden
American

Graeme ObreeGraeme Obree
British

David MillarDavid Millar
British
George HincapieGeorge Hincapie
American
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Nairo QuintanaNairo Quintana
Colombian
Tom SimpsonTom Simpson
British

Gary FisherGary Fisher
American

Tyler HamiltonTyler Hamilton
American

Miguel IndurainMiguel Indurain
Spanish
Beryl BurtonBeryl Burton
British
Alexander VinokourovAlexander Vinokourov
Kazakh

Ivan BassoIvan Basso
Italian

Frankie AndreuFrankie Andreu
American

Clara HughesClara Hughes
Canadian
Tom BoonenTom Boonen
Belgian

Maurice GarinMaurice Garin
French, Italian

Alessandro PetacchiAlessandro Petacchi
Italian

Wouter WeylandtWouter Weylandt
Belgian

Thor HushovdThor Hushovd
Norwegian
Carlos SastreCarlos Sastre
Spanish

Paolo BettiniPaolo Bettini
Italian
Phil LiggettPhil Liggett
British

Paul SherwenPaul Sherwen
British

Samuel SánchezSamuel Sánchez
Spanish
Sven NysSven Nys
Belgian

Marshall TaylorMarshall Taylor
American
Henri DesgrangeHenri Desgrange
French

Erik De VlaeminckErik De Vlaeminck
Belgian

Matthew StephensMatthew Stephens
British

Lizzie ArmitsteadLizzie Armitstead
British

Glenn Hammond CurtissGlenn Hammond Curtiss
American