Nicknames of Cyclists – P

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 P):

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
Marco Pantani The Pirate
(Il Pirata),
Elefantino
Italy 13 Jan 1970
14 Feb 2004
1990-2003
Eberardo Pavesi The Lawyer
(L’avvocato)
Italy 02 Nov 1883
11 Nov 1974
1904-1919
Fabio Parra The Condor of the Andes Colombia 22 Nov 1959
1985-1992
Franco Pellizotti * The Dolphin of Bibbione
(Delfino di Bibbione)
Italy 15 Jan 1978
2001-
Alessandro Petacchi * Ale-Jet Italy 03 Jan 1974
1996-
Davis Phinney Cash Register USA 10 Jul 1959
1981-1993
Domenico Piemontesi The Bowler (Baslot) Italy 11 Jan 1903
01 Jun 1987
1922-1938
Leonardo Piepoli The Flying Trullo
(Trullo volante)
Italy 29 Sep 1971
1995-2008
Marco Pinotti * The Engineer
(l’Ingegnere)
Italy 25 Feb 1976
1999-
Eddy Planckaert The Small One
(Die Kleine)
Belgium 22 Sep 1958
1980-1991
Raymond Poulidor The Eternal Second,
Pou-Pou
France 15 Apr 1936
1960-1977
Domenico Pozzovivo * The Flea Italy 30 Nov 1982
2005-