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

Jan UllrichJan Ullrich
German

Greg LeMondGreg LeMond
American

Dave MirraDave Mirra
American
Marco PantaniMarco Pantani
Italian
Bradley WigginsBradley Wiggins
Belgian, British

Alberto ContadorAlberto Contador
Spanish

Nairo QuintanaNairo Quintana
Colombian

Michael ShermerMichael Shermer
American
Mark CavendishMark Cavendish
Manx, British

George HincapieGeorge Hincapie
American
Geraint ThomasGeraint Thomas
British

Alejandro ValverdeAlejandro Valverde
Spanish

Bruce ReynoldsBruce Reynolds
British
Danny MacAskillDanny MacAskill
British

Floyd LandisFloyd Landis
American
Tyler HamiltonTyler Hamilton
American

Gary FisherGary Fisher
American

Italo De ZanItalo De Zan
Italian
Fausto CoppiFausto Coppi
Italian
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Graeme ObreeGraeme Obree
British
Glenn CurtissGlenn Curtiss
American

Tom BoonenTom Boonen
Belgian

Gino BartaliGino Bartali
Italian

Eric HeidenEric Heiden
American
David MillarDavid Millar
British

Chris BoardmanChris Boardman
British

Miguel IndurainMiguel Indurain
Spanish

Phil LiggettPhil Liggett
British

Tom SimpsonTom Simpson
British
Alexander VinokourovAlexander Vinokourov
Kazakh

Maurice GarinMaurice Garin
French, Italian
Ivan BassoIvan Basso
Italian

Clara HughesClara Hughes
Canadian

Frankie AndreuFrankie Andreu
American
Paul SherwenPaul Sherwen
British

Carlos SastreCarlos Sastre
Spanish
Beryl BurtonBeryl Burton
British

Thor HushovdThor Hushovd
Norwegian

Paolo BettiniPaolo Bettini
Italian

Alessandro PetacchiAlessandro Petacchi
Italian

Henri DesgrangeHenri Desgrange
French
Charly GaulCharly Gaul
Luxembourgian

Sven NysSven Nys
Belgian

Wouter WeylandtWouter Weylandt
Belgian

Samuel SánchezSamuel Sánchez
Spanish
Christa Luding-RothenburgerChrista Luding-Rothenburger
German
Marshall TaylorMarshall Taylor
American

Lizzie ArmitsteadLizzie Armitstead
British

Erik De VlaeminckErik De Vlaeminck
Belgian

Matthew StephensMatthew Stephens
British