Nicknames of Cyclists – M

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 M):

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
Freddy Maertens The Ogre Belgium 13 Feb 1952
1971-1982
Sylvére Maes The Crafty Father
(Le Père futé)
Belgium 27 Aug 1909
05 Dec 1966
1928-1948
Antonin Magne The Monk France 15 Feb 1904
08 Sep 1983
1927-1939
Fiorenzo Magni The Lion of Flanders,
The Third Man
Italy 07 Dec 1920
1940-1956
Robbie McEwen Rocket Robbie,
Kangaroe van Everbeek
Australia 24 June 1972
1996-2012
Eddy Merckx The Cannibal Belgium 17 Jun 1945
1965-1978
David Moncoutié Moncoucou France 30 Apr 1975
1997-2012
Francesco Moser The Sheriff
(Sceriffo)
Italy 19 Jun 1951
1974-1988

M. Özgür Nevres

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