Cycling - Champions


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There are many hall of fame racers who have been successful in cycling races, the most popular all-time favorite riders are tabled below −

Men’s Category

In men’s category, we have the following champions −

Road Race Time Trail
Racer Nationality Year Racer Nationality Year
Alfredo Binda Italy 1932 Fabian Cancellera Switzerland 2006
Rik Van Steenbergen Belgium 1957 Tony Martin Germany 2011
Oscar Freire Spain 2004 Michael Rogers Australia 2005
Greg Lemond USA 1984 Jan Ullrich Germany 1999
Andre Darrigade France 1959 Bradley Wiggins Great Britain 2014
Alejandro Valverde Spain 2014 Chris Boardman Great Britain 1994
Paolo Bettini Italy 2007 Serhiy Honchar Ukraine 2000
Mark Cavendish Great Britain 2011 Abraham Olano Spain 1998
Peter Sagan Slovakia 2015 Santiago Botero Colombia 2002
Erik Zabel Germany 2006 Vasil Kiryienka Belarus 2015

Fabian Cancellera

Fabian Cancellera

He is an excellent bicycle racer from Switzerland; Cancellera discovered his interest in cycling at a very young age of 13. He had participated in the junior cycling races and has started his professional career from the year 1998. He has won seven medals at an international level and two medals in the 2008 Olympics for both road race and time trail. Cancellera has been actively participating in the cycling events this year and in the middle of an event he sustained with lower back fracture and had to abandon the race.

Oscar Freire

Oscar Freire

He is a former Spanish cycle racer and a top sprinter. Freire has become world champion three times equalling with Alfredo Binda and Rik Van Steenbergen. He started his cycling career in the year 1998 and now he has retired. He has won several medals at an international level competing in the cycle races as an individual and in a team.

Sir Bradley Wiggins

Sir Bradley Wiggins

He is a British professional road and track racer. Wiggins began his cycling career with track cycling but later realizing his skills as a time trail specialist shifted his focus towards road racing. He has won several medals in Olympics in time trail and track cycling as an individual and team pursuit. He started his career in 1998 and is still active competing in stage cycling events and preparing for 2016 summer Olympics.

Women’s Category

In women’s category, we have the following champions −

Road Race Time Trail
Racer Nationality Year Racer Nationality Year
Jeannie Longo France 1995 Jeannie Longo France 2001
Yvonne Reynders Belgium 1966 Judith Arndt Germany 2012
Marianne Vos Netherlands 2013 Kristin Armstrong USA 2009
Beryl Burton Great Britain 1967 Karin Thurig Switzerland 2005
Genevieve Gambillion France 1974 Leontien Van Moorsel Netherlands 1999
Leontien Van Moorsel Netherlands 1993 Linda Villumsen New zealand 2015
Giorgia Bronzini Italy 2011 Zulfiya Zabirova Russia 2002
Susanne Ljungskog Sweden 2003 Lisa Brennauer Germany 2014
Lizzie Armitstead Great Britain 2015 Karen Kurreck USA 1994
Emma Johansson Sweden 2014 Joane Somarriba Spain 2003

Jeannie Longo

Jeannie Longo

Longo is one of the most popular female racing cyclists from France. Starting her cycling career in 1981 she was competitively participating till 2011 and even today she is considered active in cycling. She has been world cyclist champion 13 times winning 11 medals in UCI world championships both in Road Racing and Time Trail. She has played seven Olympic Games in her cycling career and won four medals for France.

Marianne Vos

Marianne Vos

One of the finest racers of all times is Marianne Vos from Netherlands. She has started her cycling at the age of eight with cyclo-cross in junior’s category and has been excelling as a racer in all the cycle race formats. She has won eight medals in the international championship in road racing became world champion three times. Apart from road racing she is a seven times world champion in cyclo-cross and is very competitive in the track cycling.

Judith Arndt

Judith Arndt

The professional German racer competes in cycle races as an individual and in a team named GreenEDGE-AIS cycling team. Arndt started her career in 1995 and is still continuing and winning accolades from all over the world. She won 18 international medals and was three times world champion in road racing and time trail. As a team racer she has been very successful is getting good UCI ranking.



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