Nicknames of Cyclists – C

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 C):

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

C

CYCLIST NICKNAME COUNTRY BIRTH/DEATH YEARS ACTIVE
Fabian Cancellara * Spartacus Switzerland 18 Mar 1981
2001-
Jimmy Casper * The Little Ghost France 28 May 1978
1998-
Mark Cavendish * The Manx Missile Great Britain 21 May 1985
2004-
Mirko Celestino Sputnik Italy 19 Mar 1974
1996-2007
Claudio Chiappucci The Devil
(El Diablo)
Italy 28 Feb 1963
1985-1999
Franco Chioccioli Little Coppi
(Coppino)
Italy 25 Aug 1959
1983-1992
Eugène Christophe The Old Gaul
(Le Vieux Gaulois),
Cri-cri
France 22 Jan 1885
01 Feb 1970
1904-1926
Mario Cipollini The Lion King
(Re Leone),
Super Mario
Italy 22 Mar 1967
1989-2008
Thierry Claveyrolat The Eagle of Vizille,
Clavette
France 31 Mar 1959
07 Sep 1999
1983-1994
Salvatore Commesso * Toto Italy 28 Mar 1975
1998-
Alberto Contador * El Pistolero Spain 06 Dec 1982
2003-
Fausto Coppi Il Campionissimo,
The Heron (Airone)
Italy 15 Sep 1919
02 Jan 1960
1939-1959
Damiano Cunego * The Little Prince of Verona
(Principino Veronese)
Italy 19 Sep 1981
2002-

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