Nicknames of Cyclists – I

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 I):

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
Emile Idée The King of the Chevreuse France 20 Jul 1920
1941-1952
Miguel Indurain “Big Mig”,
“El Navarro”
Spain 16 Jul 1964
1984-1996

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