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
|Octave Lapize||Curly (Frisé)||France||28 Oct 1887
14 Jul 1917
|André Leducq||Le Joyeux Dédé||France||27 Feb 1904
18 Jun 1980
|Greg LeMond||Le Monster||USA||26 Jun 1961
Rik Van Looy – King of the Classics or Emperor of Herentals (after the small Belgian town where he lived)
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What about Roger Lapébie who won the Tour de France 1937?
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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