Nicknames of Cyclists – F

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 F):

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
François Faber The Giant of Colombes Luxembourg 26 Jan 1977
09 May 1915
1906-1914
Laurent Fignon The Professor France 12 Aug 1960
31 Aug 2010
1982-1993
Juan Antonio Flecha * Robin Hood, The Archer Spain 17 Sep 1977
2000-
Óscar Freire The Cat, Oscarito Spain 15 Feb 1976
1998-2012
José Manuel Fuente El Tarangu Spain 30 Sep 1945
18 Jul 1996
1969-1976

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