Nicknames of Cyclists – L

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 L):

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
Octave Lapize Curly (Frisé) France 28 Oct 1887
14 Jul 1917
1908-1914
André Leducq Le Joyeux Dédé France 27 Feb 1904
18 Jun 1980
1927-1938
Greg LeMond Le Monster USA 26 Jun 1961
1981-1994

Rik Van Looy – King of the Classics or Emperor of Herentals (after the small Belgian town where he lived)

M. Özgür Nevres

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    1. Hi, Christine

      Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the nickname of Roger Lapébie, if he had one. Do you have any information about that? If so, would you like to share it here? Thanks.

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