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

Michael ShermerMichael Shermer
American

Geraint ThomasGeraint Thomas
British
Floyd LandisFloyd Landis
American
Bradley WigginsBradley Wiggins
Belgian, British

Mark CavendishMark Cavendish
Manx, British

Greg LeMondGreg LeMond
American

Marco PantaniMarco Pantani
Italian
Danny MacAskillDanny MacAskill
British

Bruce ReynoldsBruce Reynolds
British
Alejandro ValverdeAlejandro Valverde
Spanish

Fausto CoppiFausto Coppi
Italian

Eric HeidenEric Heiden
American
Alberto ContadorAlberto Contador
Spanish

Jan UllrichJan Ullrich
German
Nairo QuintanaNairo Quintana
Colombian

Gino BartaliGino Bartali
Italian

Graeme ObreeGraeme Obree
British
Clara HughesClara Hughes
Canadian
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Gary FisherGary Fisher
American
Tom SimpsonTom Simpson
British

Tyler HamiltonTyler Hamilton
American

Miguel IndurainMiguel Indurain
Spanish

Chris BoardmanChris Boardman
British
Alexander VinokourovAlexander Vinokourov
Kazakh

Ivan BassoIvan Basso
Italian

David MillarDavid Millar
British

George HincapieGeorge Hincapie
American

Tom BoonenTom Boonen
Belgian
Frankie AndreuFrankie Andreu
American

Phil LiggettPhil Liggett
British
Sven NysSven Nys
Belgian

Maurice GarinMaurice Garin
French, Italian

Alessandro PetacchiAlessandro Petacchi
Italian
Wouter WeylandtWouter Weylandt
Belgian

Beryl BurtonBeryl Burton
British
Thor HushovdThor Hushovd
Norwegian

Carlos SastreCarlos Sastre
Spanish

Paolo BettiniPaolo Bettini
Italian

Paul SherwenPaul Sherwen
British

Samuel SánchezSamuel Sánchez
Spanish
Charly GaulCharly Gaul
Luxembourgian

Henri DesgrangeHenri Desgrange
French

Marshall TaylorMarshall Taylor
American

Erik De VlaeminckErik De Vlaeminck
Belgian
Lizzie ArmitsteadLizzie Armitstead
British
Glenn Hammond CurtissGlenn Hammond Curtiss
American

Matthew StephensMatthew Stephens
British