Nicknames of Cyclists – J

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 J):

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
Laurent Jalabert The Panda,
JaJa
France 30 Nov 1968
1989-2002
Jan Janssen The Professor Netherlands 19 May 1940
1962-1973
José-Maria Jimenez The Bad One
(El Chaba),
The Little Bull
(Torito)
Spain 06 Feb 1971
06 Dec 2003
1993-2002
Julio Jimenez The Watchmaker of Avila Spain 28 Oct 1934
1959-1969

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