Cyclists

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.

 1 Lance Armstrong

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Famous As: Road racing cyclist
Birthdate: September 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

Lance Armstrong became one of the most inspirational stories after he survived cancer and went on to win seven consecutive Tour de France races from 1999 to 2005. He was considered one of the greatest road racing cyclists ever before he was stripped of all of his achievements starting from August 1998 due to his involvement in a doping scandal.

 2 Dave Mirra

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Famous As: Extreme sports athlete
Birthdate: April 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: February 4, 2016

 3 Chris Froome

Chris Froome
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Famous As: Professional Road Racing Cyclist
Birthdate: May 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 4 Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan
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Famous As: Bicycler
Birthdate: January 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Slovak

 5 Bradley Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins
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Famous As: Track cyclist, Sport cyclist
Birthdate: April 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Belgian, British

 6 Marco Pantani

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Famous As: Sport cyclist
Birthdate: January 13, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Italian
Died: February 14, 2004
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 7 Jan Ullrich

Jan Ullrich
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Famous As: Bicycler
Birthdate: 1973 AD
Nationality: German
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 8 Mark Cavendish

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Famous As: Track cyclist, Sport cyclist, Autobiographer
Birthdate: May 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Manx, British
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 9 Eddy Merckx

Eddy Merckx
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Famous As: Cyclist
Birthdate: June 17, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Belgian

 10 Bruce Reynolds

Bruce Reynolds
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: September 7, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: February 28, 2013
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 11 Floyd Landis

Floyd Landis
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Famous As: Sport cyclist
Birthdate: October 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 12 Greg LeMond

Greg LeMond
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Famous As: Sport cyclist
Birthdate: June 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
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 13 Michael Shermer

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 8, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 14 Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador
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Famous As: Sport cyclist
Birthdate: December 6, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Spanish
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 15 Geraint Thomas

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Famous As: Track cyclist, Sport cyclist
Birthdate: May 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

 16 Chris Boardman

Chris Boardman
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Famous As: Track cyclist, Sport cyclist, Engineer
Birthdate: August 26, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 17 Alejandro Valverde

Alejandro Valverde
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Famous As: Spanish cyclist
Birthdate: April 25, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Spanish

 18 David Millar

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Famous As: Sport cyclist
Birthdate: January 4, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
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 19 Nairo Quintana

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Famous As: Sport cyclist
Birthdate: February 4, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Colombian

 20 Danny MacAskill

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Famous As: Sport cyclist
Birthdate: December 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 21 Miguel Indurain

Miguel Indurain
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Famous As: Sport cyclist
Birthdate: July 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Spanish

 22 Bernard Hinault

Bernard Hinault
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Famous As: Cyclist
Birthdate: November 14, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: French
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 23 Graeme Obree

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Famous As: Sport cyclist
Birthdate: September 11, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 24 Fabian Cancellara

Fabian Cancellara
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Famous As: Bicycler
Birthdate: March 18, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Swiss
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 25 Cadel Evans

Cadel Evans
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Famous As: Professional Road Racing Cyclist
Birthdate: February 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Australian

 26 Glenn Curtiss

Glenn Curtiss
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Famous As: Aviator
Birthdate: May 21, 1878
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: July 23, 1930
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 27 Jacques Anquetil

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Famous As: Cyclist, 5 Times Tour de France Winner
Birthdate: January 8, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French
Died: November 18, 1987

 28 Fausto Coppi

Fausto Coppi
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Famous As: Italian cyclist
Birthdate: September 15, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Italian
Died: January 2, 1960
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 29 Gary Fisher

Gary Fisher
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Famous As: Sport cyclist, Inventor
Birthdate: November 5, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 30 George Hincapie

George Hincapie
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Famous As: Sport cyclist
Birthdate: June 29, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
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 31 Tyler Hamilton

Tyler Hamilton
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Famous As: Sport cyclist
Birthdate: March 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 32 Marshall Taylor

Marshall Taylor
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Famous As: Sport cyclist
Birthdate: November 26, 1878
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: June 21, 1932
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 33 Tom Simpson

Tom Simpson
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Famous As: Sport cyclist
Birthdate: November 30, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Died: July 13, 1967

 34 Laurent Fignon

Laurent Fignon
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Famous As: Road Bicycle Racer
Birthdate: August 12, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: French
Died: August 31, 2010

 35 Andy Schleck

Andy Schleck
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Famous As: Bicycler
Birthdate: June 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Luxembourgian

 36 Tom Boonen

Tom Boonen
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Famous As: Sport cyclist
Birthdate: October 15, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Belgian

 37 Eric Heiden

Eric Heiden
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: June 14, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 38 Gino Bartali

Gino Bartali
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Famous As: Cyclist
Birthdate: July 18, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Italian
Died: May 5, 2000

 39 Lizzie Armitstead

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Birthdate: December 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

 40 Robert Förstemann

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Famous As: Cyclist
Birthdate: March 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: German

 41 Frankie Andreu

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Famous As: Track cyclist, Sport cyclist
Birthdate: September 26, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 42 Frank Vandenbroucke

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Famous As: Cyclist
Birthdate: November 6, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Belgian, Senegalese
Died: October 12, 2009

 43 Ivan Basso

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Famous As: Italian bicycler
Birthdate: November 26, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Italian

 44 Clara Hughes

Clara Hughes
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Famous As: Cyclist
Birthdate: September 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Canadian

 45 Phil Liggett

Phil Liggett
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Famous As: Journalist, Sport cyclist
Birthdate: August 11, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British

 46 Eddie Borysewicz

Eddie Borysewicz
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Famous As: Cyclist
Birthdate: March 18, 1939
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Polish
Died: November 17, 2020

 47 Alexander Vinokourov

Alexander Vinokourov
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Famous As: General manager of the Team Astana
Birthdate: September 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Kazakh

 48 Erik Zabel

Erik Zabel
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Famous As: Cyclist
Birthdate: July 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: German

 49 Tony Martin

Tony Martin
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Famous As: Cyclist
Birthdate: April 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: German

 50 Marcel Kittel

Marcel Kittel
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Famous As: Sport cyclist
Birthdate: May 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: German
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