Nicknames of Cyclists – R

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 R):

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
Michael Rasmussen * Chicken Denmark 01 Jun 1974
1992-
Riccardo Riccò The Pharmacist,
The Cobra
Italy 01 Sep 1983
2006-2011
Bjarne Riis The Eagle of Herning Denmark 03 Apr 1964
1986-1999
Jean Robic Old Leatherhead,
Biquet
France 10 Jun 1921
06 Oct 1980
1943-1961
Joaquim Rodríguez * El Purito Spain 12 May 1979
2001-
Tony Rominger The Mouse,
The Hammer,
The Camel
Switzerland 27 Mar 1961
1986-1997
José Rujano * Coffee Man Venezuela 18 Feb 1982
2003-