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
Geraint ThomasGeraint Thomas
British

Nairo QuintanaNairo Quintana
Colombian

Dave MirraDave Mirra
American

Bradley WigginsBradley Wiggins
Belgian, British

Floyd LandisFloyd Landis
American
Mark CavendishMark Cavendish
Manx, British

Greg LeMondGreg LeMond
American

Bruce ReynoldsBruce Reynolds
British

Miguel IndurainMiguel Indurain
Spanish
Marco PantaniMarco Pantani
Italian

Alberto ContadorAlberto Contador
Spanish
Tom SimpsonTom Simpson
British

Tyler HamiltonTyler Hamilton
American

Chris BoardmanChris Boardman
British
Alejandro ValverdeAlejandro Valverde
Spanish

Fausto CoppiFausto Coppi
Italian
Danny MacAskillDanny MacAskill
British

Graeme ObreeGraeme Obree
British

Jan UllrichJan Ullrich
German
Gary FisherGary Fisher
American
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Gino BartaliGino Bartali
Italian
Tom BoonenTom Boonen
Belgian

Beryl BurtonBeryl Burton
British

Frankie AndreuFrankie Andreu
American

David MillarDavid Millar
British
George HincapieGeorge Hincapie
American
Alexander VinokourovAlexander Vinokourov
Kazakh

Ivan BassoIvan Basso
Italian

Phil LiggettPhil Liggett
British

Paul SherwenPaul Sherwen
British
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

Samuel SánchezSamuel Sánchez
Spanish
Sven NysSven Nys
Belgian

Marshall TaylorMarshall Taylor
American

Henri DesgrangeHenri Desgrange
French
Lizzie ArmitsteadLizzie Armitstead
British

Erik De VlaeminckErik De Vlaeminck
Belgian
Matthew StephensMatthew Stephens
British