Nicknames of Cyclists – G

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 G):

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
Luigi Ganna The King of Mud Italy 01 Dec 1883
02 Oct 1957
1904-1915
Carlo Galetti Squirrel of the Canals
(Scoiattolo dei Navigli)
Italy 26 Aug 1882
02 Apr 1949
1901-1914
Maurice Garin The Little Chimneysweep
(Le petit ramoneur),
The White Bulldog
France 03 Mar 1871
19 Feb 1957
1893-1911
Charly Gaul The Angel of the Mountains,
Monsieur Pi-pi
Luxembourg 08 Dec 1932
06 Dec 2005
1953-1965
Stefano Garzelli * The Little Pirate
(Il Piratino),
The Jaguar
Italy 16 Jul 1973
1997-
Raphaël Géminiani Top Gun
(Le Gran Fusil)
France 12 Jun 1925
1946-1960
Giovanni Gerbi The Red Devil Italy 20 May 1885
06 May 1955
1902-1926
Felice Gimondi The Aristocrat,
The Phoenix
Italy 29 Sep 1942
1965-1979
Costante Girardengo Campionissimo,
The Novi Runt
Italy 18 Mar 1893
09 Feb 1978
1912-1936
Walter Godefroot The Bulldog of Flanders Belgium 02 Jul 1943
1965-1979
Aitor González The Terminator Spain 27 Feb 1975
1998-2005
Giuseppe Guerini * Beppe Turbo Italy 14 Feb 1970
1999-
Learco Guerra “The Human Locomotive” Italy 14 Oct 1902
07 Feb 1963
1928-1944