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  • Samuel Charles Wales (1879 - 1955)
  • Louison Bobet (1925 - 1983)
    Louison Bobet est un ancien cycliste français . Surnommé « Le Boulanger de Saint-Méen », il a remporté trois fois le Tour de France entre 1953 et 1955, égalant alors le record du Belge Philippe Thys la...
  • Rynier Van Nest (1854 - 1931)
    AMERICA'S (REAL) FIRST CYCLING CHAMPION. He won the race -- then was lost to history. Rynier Van Nest, son of Rev. Abraham Rynier Van Nest and Margaret Willett, was born 1854; died 1931.His father ca...
  • Fabian Cancellara
    Fabian Cancellara (born 18 March 1981), nicknamed "Spartacus", is a Swiss professional road bicycle racer for UCI ProTeam RadioShack-Leopard. Cancellara has achieved great success in the sport of cycli...
  • Paolo Bettini
    Paolo Bettini (born 1 April 1974 in Cecina, Livorno, Tuscany) is an Italian former champion road racing cyclist, and the current coach of the Italian national cycling team. Considered the best classics...

The first bicycle race is believed to have been a 1,200 meter race on the 31 May 1868 at the Parc de Saint-Cloud, Paris. It was won by expatriate Englishman James Moore who rode a wooden bicycle with iron tires.

The purpose of this project is to document international Bicycle Racing, Racers and Bicycle manufacturers, and to gather GENi profiles connected to the subject

There are various categories of bicycle racing and cycle sports which might require establishing sub-projects.

Road cycling

  • Single-day races
  • Time Trial
  • Single day nocturnal races
  • Stage Races
  • Ultramarothons

Track cycling


Mountain Bike


Cycle Speedway

Motor-paced cycling

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List of IOC country codes

Racing Cyclists



  • Ercole Baldini (ITA)
  • Yuri Barinov (URS)
  • Edward Battell (GBR)
  • Steve Bauer (CAN)
  • Ryan Bayley (AUS)
  • Willy van den Berghen (BEL)
  • Paolo Bettini (ITA) - Gold in 2004
  • José Beyaert (FRA)
  • Armand Blanchonnet (FRA)
  • Chris Boardman (GBR) - Gold in 1992; Bronze in 1996; Yellow Jersey Tour de France x 3
  • Bernhard Britz (SWE)


  • Fabian Cancellara (SUI) - Gold & Silver 2008
  • Fernand Canteloube (FRA)
  • Gösta Carlsson (SWE)
  • Fabio Casartelli (ITA)
  • Robert Charpentier (FRA)
  • Ed Clancy (GBR)
  • Bryan Coquard (FRA)


  • Erik Dekker (NED)


  • Ross Edgar (GBR)
  • Viatcheslav Ekimov (RUS)
  • José Antonio Escuredo (ESP)



  • Arnaud Geyre (FRA)
  • Walter Godefroot (BEL)
  • August von Gödrich (GER)
  • Alexi Grewal (USA)
  • Robert Grondelaers (BEL)
  • Bernd Gröne (FRG)
  • Frederick Grubb (GBR)


  • René Hamel (FRA)
  • Lasse Norman Hansen (DEN)
  • Henry Hansen (DEN)
  • Christian Henn (FRG)
  • Henri Hoevenaers (BEL)
  • Sir Chris Hoy (GBR) three gold medals Beijing 2008; 2 Gold London 2012


  • Miguel Indurain (ESP)


  • Alan Jackson (GBR)
  • Bernt Johansson (SWE)
  • Bobby Julich (USA) - Silver in 2004



  • Czesław Lang (POL)
  • Guy Lapébie (FRA)
  • Gustav Larsson (SWE) - Silver in 2008
  • Dag Otto Lauritzen (NOR)
  • Levi Leipheimer (USA) - Bronze in 2008
  • Maximilian Levy (GER)
  • Rudolph Lewis (RSA)
  • Olaf Ludwig (GDR)



  • Kiyofumi Nagai (JPN)
  • Gary Neiwand (AUS)
  • Ernst Nievergelt (SUI)
  • Mieczysław Nowicki (POL)
  • André Noyelle (BEL)



  • Sérgio Paulinho (POR) - Silver in 2004
  • Attilio Pavesi (ITA)
  • Gösta Pettersson (SWE)



  • Samuel Sánchez (ESP) - Gold in 2008
  • Carl Schutte (USA)
  • Max Sciandri (GBR) - Bronze in 1996
  • Clyde Sefton (AUS)
  • Guglielmo Segato (ITA)
  • Rolf Sørensen (DEN)
  • Frank Southall (GBR)
  • Harry Stenqvist (SWE)
  • Sergei Sukhoruchenkov (URS)


  • Livio Trapè (ITA)



  • Simon van Velthooven (NZL)
  • Pierfranco Vianelli (ITA)
  • Alexander Vinokourov (KAZ) - Silver in 2000; Gold in 2012
  • Gerrit Voorting (NED)



  • Mario Zanin (ITA)
  • Edi Ziegler (GER)

Racing Cycle Manufacturers



  • Hetchins - British - Founder Hyman Hetchin

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