Nicknames of Cyclists – P

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 P):

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

Marco PantaniThe Pirate
(Il Pirata),
Elefantino
Italy13 Jan 1970
14 Feb 2004
1990-2003
Eberardo PavesiThe Lawyer
(L’avvocato)
Italy02 Nov 1883
11 Nov 1974
1904-1919
Fabio ParraThe Condor of the AndesColombia22 Nov 1959
1985-1992
Franco Pellizotti *The Dolphin of Bibbione
(Delfino di Bibbione)
Italy15 Jan 1978
2001-
Alessandro Petacchi *Ale-JetItaly03 Jan 1974
1996-
Davis PhinneyCash RegisterUSA10 Jul 1959
1981-1993
Domenico PiemontesiThe Bowler (Baslot)Italy11 Jan 1903
01 Jun 1987
1922-1938
Leonardo PiepoliThe Flying Trullo
(Trullo volante)
Italy29 Sep 1971
1995-2008
Marco Pinotti *The Engineer
(l’Ingegnere)
Italy25 Feb 1976
1999-
Eddy PlanckaertThe Small One
(Die Kleine)
Belgium22 Sep 1958
1980-1991
Raymond PoulidorThe Eternal Second,
Pou-Pou
France15 Apr 1936
1960-1977
Domenico Pozzovivo *The FleaItaly30 Nov 1982
2005-

Miguel Poblet “La Flecha Amarilla” (the Yellow Arrow)

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