Nicknames of Cyclists – N

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 N):

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
Gastone Nencini The Lion of Mugello Italy 01 Mar 1930
01 Feb 1980
1953-1965
Vincenzo Nibali * The Shark,
Nibbles
Italy 14 Nov 1984
2002-
Andrea Noè Grumpy
(Brontolo, from the Seven Dwarves)
Italy 15 Jan 1969
1993-2011

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