In the cycling history, there are great cyclists who print their names to the cycling glory wall with gold letters. Each taking place on this list owing to their different talents and achievements.
Monday, September 2, 2019
updated by Mehmet Kaplan
Greatest Road Cyclists of All Time
Some of them for grand tours they won, some for daily races they won, some for legendary slopes they climbed, some for sprint victories they won with only 10 cm front of the others, and some for their peloton behaviors and leadership.
Come, let's take a look at the most important figures that come to my mind in while talking about road cycling.
The 20 Greatest Road Cyclists of All Time
Belgian, cycling legend. You can also describe him as the most winning cyclist in history, or the cyclist who has won everything. With 11 Grand Tour victories and many classic and stage races, Eddy Merckx can be considered the greatest cyclist in cycling history.
He is the most famous French cyclist in cycling history. In the late 1970s and early 80s, he became the most successful general classification rider of grand tours. He won the Tour de France in 1985 and is the last French cyclist to win the Tour de France. He has 10 grand tour victories in his career.
He was the most successful cyclist of the first years after World War II. Italian legend Fausto Coppi is known as 'Champion of Champions'. He has won 5 times Giro d'Italia and 2 times Tour de France. In addition to grand tour victories, there were many classic racing victories, including Paris-Roubaix and La Flèche Wallonne.
The most successful cyclist of the early 1960s. The French cyclist Jacques Anquetil is the winner of a total of 8 Grand Tours. He is a member of the rare 5s club, winning the Tour de France 5 times. Jacques Anquetil was the first cyclist to win the Tour de France 5 times. During the 1961 Tour de France, he wore the yellow jersey on the first day of the tour and won the round without losing. In addition to his grand tour success, he broke the Hour Record in 1956 and was thus nicknamed "Monsieur Chrono".
Miguel Induráin is the most successful cyclist of his era, dominating the Tour de France in the first half of the 1990s. He is a member of the rare 5s club, winning the Tour de France 5 times and is the only cyclist to win 5 consecutive times. The Spanish cyclist has a total of 7 Grand Tours title and ranks fourth among cyclists who have most grand tours titles.