Nicknames of Cyclists – D

Early 20th journalists started creating nicknames for the cyclists. This effort popularized the cycling sport and make the racers interesting to the people who were not interested in cycling much. This tradition is still continuing today. Here the list of cyclists’ nicknames in alphabetical order (by surname, starting with D):

By Surname: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W

CYCLIST NICKNAME COUNTRY BIRTH/DEATH YEARS ACTIVE
Roger De Vlaeminck The Gypsy from Eeklo,
Monsieur Paris-Roubaix
Belgium 24 Aug 1947
1969-1984
Pedro Delgado Perico Spain 15 Apr 1960
1982-1994
Danilo Di Luca * Killer Italy 02 Jan 1976
1998-

Tom Dumoulin

The Butterfly of Maastricht

When you think of Tom Dumoulin doing a time trial the image of a butterfly gracefully floating through the air may come to mind – that’s how easy the Dutchman makes it. And he comes from Maastricht, so that bit makes sense.

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