Nicknames of Cyclists – K

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 K):

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
Sean Kelly King Kelly Ireland 24 May 1956
1977-1994
Ron Kiefel Wookie USA 11 Apr 1960
1985-1995
Marcel Kint The Black Eagle Belgium 20 Sep 1914
23 Mar 2002
1935-1951
Hugo Koblet The Pedaler of Charm,
le bel Hugo
Switzerland 21 Mar 1925
06 Nov 1964
1946-1959
Steven Kruijswijk * The Human Coathanger Netherlands 2 June 7, 1987 2006-
Ferdinand Kubler The Eagle of Adilswil,
The Nose (Die Nase),
Ferdi,
The Cowboy
Switzerland 24 Jul 1919
1945-1956
Hennie Kuiper The Gentleman Netherlands 03 Feb 1949
1970-1985
Karl-Heinz Kunde The Flea Germany 06 Jan 1938
1962-1973

M. Özgür Nevres

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