Famous Cyclists - List of Famous 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.

The Most Famous Cyclists

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Chris FroomeMay 20, 1985BritishA professional cyclist, he is renowned for ‘Tour de France’ win in 2013 and has won the ‘Tour de Oman’ and ‘Tour de Romandie’ twice
Andy SchleckJune 10, 1985LuxembourgersThis famous Luxembourgian professional cyclist is the ‘2010 Tour de France’ winner and has received the ‘Best Young Rider’ winner thrice
Peter SaganJanuary 26, 1990SlovakPeter Sagan is a professional cyclist who has emerged as the highest scorer winning the green jerseys at the Grand Tours
Laurent FignonAugust 12, 1960FrenchLaurent Patrick Fignon was a French professional road bicycle racer
Cadel EvansFebruary 14, 1977AustralianCadel Evans is a former Australian professional racing cyclist who won the 2011 Tour de France
Eddy MerckxJune 17, 1945BelgianEddy Merckx is a former professional bicycle racer from Belgium
Fabian CancellaraMarch 18, 1981SwissFabian Cancellara is a famous professional cyclist who has won the ‘UCI Road World Championship’ Time Trial event on four occasions
Lance ArmstrongSeptember 18, 1971AmericanLance Armstrong is an American former professional road racing cyclist who fell from glory following a doping scandal
Bernard HinaultNovember 14, 1954FrenchBernard Hinault is a former French cyclist, a five-time winner of the Tour de France
Jacques AnquetilJanuary 8, 1934FrenchJacques Anquetil was a French cyclist who won the most prestigious 'Tour de France' 5 times
Bernard Hinault

Bernard Hinault

Bernard Hinault is a former French cyclist, a five-time winner of the Tour de France

FrenchNovember 14, 1954166 views

Eddy Merckx

Eddy Merckx is a former professional bicycle racer from Belgium

BelgianJune 17, 1945192 views

Jacques Anquetil

Jacques Anquetil was a French cyclist who won the most prestigious 'Tour de France' 5 times

FrenchJanuary 8, 1934157 views

Laurent Fignon

Laurent Patrick Fignon was a French professional road bicycle racer

FrenchAugust 12, 1960217 views

Cadel Evans

Cadel Evans is a former Australian professional racing cyclist who won the 2011 Tour de France

Fränk Schleck

Fränk Schleck is a Luxembourgish professional road bicycle racer

Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong is an American former professional road racing cyclist who fell from glory following a doping scandal

AmericanSeptember 18, 1971166 views

Fabian Cancellara

Fabian Cancellara is a famous professional cyclist who has won the ‘UCI Road World Championship’ Time Trial event on four occasions

SwissMarch 18, 1981171 views

Peter Sagan

Peter Sagan is a professional cyclist who has emerged as the highest scorer winning the green jerseys at the Grand Tours

SlovakJanuary 26, 1990306 views

Andy Schleck

This famous Luxembourgian professional cyclist is the ‘2010 Tour de France’ winner and has received the ‘Best Young Rider’ winner thrice

LuxembourgersJune 10, 1985397 views