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List of cyclist nicknames. A nickname is a descriptive name given in place of or in addition to the official name of a person. This is a list of common nicknames for notable cyclists.

Rider Discipline Nickname Reference
Uzbekistan Djamolidine Abdoujaparov Road The Tashkent Terror [1]
The Tashkent Tornado [2]
France Jacques Anquetil Road Maître Jacques (French for "Master Jacques") [3]
United States Lance Armstrong Road The Boss [4] [5]
Mellow Johnny (from Maillot Jaune, French for Yellow jersey) [6]
Juan Pelota [7]
Big Tex [8]
Spain Federico Bahamontes Road L'aigle de Tolède (French for "The Eagle of Toledo") [9]
Italy Gino Bartali Road Gino the Pious [10]
Italy Ivan Basso Road Il Terribilo (Italian) for "Ivan the Terrible" [11] [12]
The Smiling Assassin [13]
Spain Manuel Beltrán Road Triki (Spanish for "The Cookie Monster") [14]
Italy Paolo Bettini Road Il Grillo (Italian for "The Cricket") [15]
United Kingdom Chris Boardman Road, Track Mr. Prologue [16]
The Professor [17]
France Louison Bobet Road Louison [18]
Zonzon [19]
Netherlands Michael Boogerd Road Boogie [20]
Belgium Tom Boonen Road Tommeke [21]
Tornado Tom [22]
United Kingdom Ray Booty Road The Boot [23]
Colombia Santiago Botero Road The Buffalo [24]
France Pierre Brambilla Road La Brambille [25]
Belgium Johan Bruyneel Road The Hog [26]
Switzerland Fabian Cancellara Road Spartacus [27]
United Kingdom Mark Cavendish Road, Track The Manx Missile [28]
Cav [29]
France Eugène Christophe Road Cri-cri (French for "Cricket") [30]
Le vieux Gaulois (French for "The old Gaulois") [31]
Italy Mario Cipollini Road The Lion King [32]
Cipo [33]
Mooie Mario (Dutch - Pretty Mario) [34]
Spain Alberto Contador Road El Pistolero [35]
Bertie the Accountant [36] [37]
Italy Fausto Coppi Road Il Campionissimo (Italian for "Champion of Champions") [38]
France Henri Cornet Road Le Rigolo (French for "The Joker") [39]
Belgium Roger De Vlaeminck Road Monsieur Paris–Roubaix [40]
The Gypsy
Spain Pedro Delgado Road Perico [41]
Republic of Ireland Seamus Elliott Road Shay [42]
United Kingdom Alf Engers Road King Alf / The King http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/riders/engers-riders.html [43]
Australia Cadel Evans Road Cuddles http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/25/sports/cycling/2011-tour-de-france-cadel-evans-is-first-australian-to-win-title.html?pagewanted=all [44]
France Laurent Fignon Road L'intello (French for "The Egghead") http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=2015031 [45]
The Professor [46]
France Maurice Garin Road Le petit ramoneur (French for "The Little Chimney-sweep") http://www.lorrainemace.com/index_files/Page1342.html [47]
Luxembourg Charly Gaul Road The Angel of the Mountains [48]
France Raphaël Géminiani Road Le Grand Fusil (Top Gun/Big Gun) http://velorunner.blogspot.co.uk/2008/12/raphael-geminiani.html [49]
Belgium Philippe Gilbert Road Ogre of Remouchamps [50] http://inrng.com/2011/08/quick-step-omega-gilbert/[51]
Italy Felice Gimondi Road The Phoenix http://www.pelotonmagazine-digital.com/pelotonmagazine/it201205?pg=30#pg30 [52] http://www.rapha.cc/the-italian [53] Il Fenice, “the Phoenix" http://inrng.com/2012/09/lombardia-preview/
Italy Costante Girardengo Road Campionissimo no.1 http://www.velo-retro.com/list.html
United Kingdom John Herety Road The Galloping Gourmet [54]
France Bernard Hinault Road Le blaireau (French for "The Badger") http://www.the-tls.co.uk/tls/public/article760923.ece [55]
United States George Hincapie Road Big George http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/06/news/a-big-hole-andreu-others-react-to-hincapies-retirement_223314 [56]
United States Chris Horner Road The Smiler http://uk.oakley.com/sports/tdf/athletes/514 [57]
The Redneck http://autobus.cyclingnews.com/road/2009/feb09/california09/?id=/riders/2009/interviews/TOC_chris_horner_feb09 [58]
The Yahoo Kid http://www.teamradioshack.us/chris-horner-is-good-and-fast/ [59]
Norway Thor Hushovd Road Tykke Thor (Norwegian for "Thick Thor") http://www.rondevanfrankrijk.com/wielrenner/thor-hushovd/ [60]
The God of Thunder http://www.esquire.com/blogs/food-for-men/thor-hushovd-tour-diet-070511 [61]
The Bull of Grimstad http://redkiteprayer.com/tag/bull-of-grimstad/ [62]
United Kingdom Chris Hoy Track His Royal Hoyness http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/sport/1580976/His-royal-Hoyness.html[63]
Hoycules http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2166394/Diet-gives-Team-GB-Olympics-hopeful-Chris-Hoy-Golden-Thighs.html[64]
The Real McHoy http://www.richmitch.co.uk/2011/04/real-mchoy.html[65]
Spain Miguel Indurain Road Big Mig http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/cycling/7864032/Tour-de-France-great-moments-Miguel-Indurain-makes-history-with-five-in-a-row.html
Miguelón http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/in/miguel-indurain-1.html
France Laurent Jalabert Road Jaja http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/ja/laurent-jalabert-1.html[66]
"Le Panda" http://tour2003.dna.fr/168/5592_0.html[67]
Republic of Ireland Sean Kelly Road King Kelly http://roadcyclinguk.com/blogs/richards-blog/dont-eat-dough-breakfast-with-sean-kelly.html[68]
De King der Classics http://www.seankellycyclingacademy.com/eng.htm[69]
Switzerland Hugo Koblet Road Der Schöne Hugo (The Beautiful Hugo) http://www.tindonkey.com/2007/03/book-review-cyclings-golden-age-heroes.html[70]
Le pédaleur de charme http://www.dailypeloton.com/displayarticle.asp?pk=7274[71]
Switzerland Ferdinand Kübler Road Ferdi http://www.cyclinghalloffame.com/riders/rider_bio.asp?rider_id=57[72]
The Eagle of Adliswil [73][74][75]
The Swiss Cowboy http://www.cyclingrevealed.com/timeline/Race%20Snippets/TdF/TdF1950.htm[76]
United States Greg LeMond Road LeMondster http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/07/tour-de-france-2010-could-ivan-basso-pull-off-a-double/[77]
France Lucien Mazan Road Lucien Petit-Breton http://milansanremo.co.uk/petitbreton.htm[78]
Russia Denis Menchov Road The Silent Assassin http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/11207/Denis-Menchov-satisfied-with-second-place-on-Andalucia-stage-two.aspx[79]
Denny http://inrng.com/2011/04/denis-galimzyanov/[80]
Belgium Eddy Merckx Road The Cannibal http://inrng.com/2012/04/book-review-merckx-cannibal/[81]
United Kingdom David Millar Road Le Dandy [82] http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/bdff9f60-a1b9-11e0-b9f9-00144feabdc0.html[83]
France Christophe Moreau Road Le chien (French for "The Dog") http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/2007/jul/02/guardianspecial4.guardianspecial229[84]
Italy Francesco Moser Road Lo sceriffo (Italian for The Sheriff) http://www.velominati.com/general/lo-sceriffo/[85]
Checco http://www.bike-eu.com/news/checco-moser-returns-962.html[86]
Spain Ezequiel Mosquera Road Zeke [87]
United States Charles Murphy Road Mile-a-minute http://www.bikereader.com/contributors/woodland/murphy.html[88]
Belgium Johan Museeuw Road De Leeuw van Vlaanderen (The Lion of Flanders) http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest/345348/museeuw-confesses-lion-no-longer.html
Lithuania Ramunas Navardauskas Road The Honey Badger http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/ramunas-honey-badger-navardauskas-gobbles-up-the-giro-lead[89]
Italy Vincenzo Nibali Road Shark of the Strait [90]
Rwanda Adrien Niyonshuti Road Manconsho [91][92]
Australia Stuart O'Grady Road Stuey http://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/cycling/stuart-ogrady-signed-on-for-aussie-tour-team/story-fn8sc2wz-1226105583100[93]
United Kingdom Graeme Obree Track The Flying Scotsman http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472268/[94]
United States Marco Pantani Road Il Pirata (Italian for "The Pirate") http://www.nytimes.com/2000/07/18/sports/cycling-armstrong-and-pantani-bicker-on-day-off.html[95]
Elefantino (Italian for "Little Elephant") http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2004/mar/07/cycling.features[96]
United States Joseph M. Papp Road Mr. 58% http://www.leparisien.fr/sports/autres/qui-est-vraiment-l-accusateur-du-mari-de-jeannie-longo-13-09-2011-1605813.php[97]
United Kingdom Ernest Payne Track The Worcester Wonder http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/9794817.Final_week_to_have_say_on_sculpture___ballot/[98]
United Kingdom Victoria Pendleton Track Queen Vic http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/olympics/4138003/Queen-Vic-just-so-quick.html[99]
France Raymond Poulidor Road Poupou [100][101]
Denmark Bjarne Riis Road Ørnen fra Herning (The Eagle from Herning) http://www.scandinavianleadership.com/brand.html/brand-library/the-eagle-from-herning---bjarne-riis[102]
France Jean Robic Road Le farfadet de la lande Bretonne (French for "The hobgoblin of the Brittany moor") http://cyclingart.blogspot.co.uk/2009/01/get-lead-out.html[103]
Tête de cuir (French for "Leather-head") [104]
Biquet (French for "Kid goat") http://www.flandriacafe.com/2011/06/photos-of-day-biquet-and-1947.html[105]
Spain Joaquim Rodríguez Road Purito (Spanish term for a small cigar) [106]
Italy Giuseppe Saronni Road Goodwood rifle-shot http://www.tindonkey.com/2011/06/herd-of-tin-donkeys-1982-colnago-super.html[107]
United Kingdom Tom Simpson Road Tommy http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009/jul/26/tour-de-france-tom-simpson-tributes[108]
Mr Tom [109]
Denmark Rolf Sørensen Road Il biondo "Blondie" http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/so/rolf-sorensen-1.html[110]
Italy Alfonsina Strada Road Alfonsin http://vannevar.blogspot.co.uk/2009/07/women-cyclist-heirs-alfonsina-strada.html[111]
The Devil in a Dress http://sheridescycling.wordpress.com/2012/01/03/the-devil-in-a-dress/[112]
Italy Andrea Tafi Road Il Gladiatore http://www.dailypeloton.com/displayarticle.asp?pk=5829[113]
France Bernard Thévenet Road Nanard http://www.bike-dreams.com/CN/Images/Examples/Example%20tour%20guide%20Les%20Six%20Alpes.pdf[114]
United Kingdom Geraint Thomas Road, Track G http://www.geraintthomas.com/gallery/g-and-simon-tdf/[115]
The Penguin [116]
Russia Pavel Tonkov Road The Tsar http://www.dailypeloton.com/displayarticle.asp?pk=5332[117]
Germany Jan Ullrich Road Ulle http://kosoe.blogspot.co.uk/2006/04/declaration-of-war-jan-ulle-ullrich.html[118]
Der Kaiser http://www.cyclingtips.com.au/2012/02/jan-ullrich-interview/[119]
Der Jan http://autobus.cyclingnews.com/road/2004/jun04/tourdesuisse04/?id=results/stage9[120]
L'ogre de Rostock (French for "The Ogre of Rostock") http://www.sportvox.fr/article.php3?id_article=30516[121]
Spain Alejandro Valverde Road Bala Verde (Spanish for "The Green Bullet") http://www.bikeradar.com/gallery/article/eurobike-italian-jewels-colnago-and-pinarello-18420/13[122]
El Imbatido (Spanish for "The Unbeaten") http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/valverde-on-track-for-april-races[123]
Belgium Lucien van Impe Road de kleine van Mere http://killingmontezoncolan.blogspot.co.uk/p/greatest-climbers.html[124]
United States Christian Vande Velde Road VDV http://www.christianvandeveldefanclub.com/Christian_VdV/VDV_Home.html[125]
Kazakhstan Alexander Vinokourov Road Vino [126]
France Richard Virenque Road Ricco http://homepage.ntlworld.com/veloarchive/riders/nicknames.htm[127]
France Roger Walkowiak Road Walko http://www.bicycling.com/news/featured-stories/lamentation[128]
United Kingdom Bradley Wiggins Road, Track Wiggo [129]
Twiggo http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/1794/Bye-Bye-Twiggo.aspx[130]
Germany Erik Zabel Road Ete http://autobus.cyclingnews.com/riders/2005/interviews/?id=erik_zabel05[131]
United States Dave Zabriskie Road DZ [132]
Dizzy [133]
The Green Hornet [134]

| Wiggins King of Kilburn/Sovereign in the Saddle http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/oct/18/bradley-wiggins-olympic-time-trial-throne-up-for-auction |- | "Il Diavolo Rosso" - http://www.rapha.cc/il-diavolo-rosso |- | Paul Kimmage - "Polo" |- | Maria Canins - "The Flying Mother" - http://www.rapha.cc/the-grande-boucle |- | Luis Angel Maté - "Lynx of Andalucia" |- | Thierry Claveyrolat - "Eagle of Vizille" http://www.independent.ie/sport/the-fatal-attraction-of-claveyrolat-521781.html |- | Tony Martin - Der Panzerwagen |- | Nibali - Little Prince |- | Geminiani - The Big Gun |- | Benat Exhausti |- | Sagan - The Terminator - L'Equilibriste http://www.relay.com/velo-magazine/peter-sagan-l-equilibriste-numero-504-sport-46943-21.html |- | Andy Hampsten - Petit Lapin |- | Cobo - El Bisonte |- | Voeckler - Hollywood, Francis |- | United States Levi Leipheimer || Road || Bottle |- | France Jacques Marinelli || Road || la Perruche (The Parrot) |- | David Moncoutie - Le Postier (The Postman) referencing http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_nicknames_used_in_cricket&action=edit [135]

Pedalare! Pedalare! John Foot Foot, John (2011). "Pedalare! Pedalare!" p. Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, London. ISBN 978-1-4088-2219-7 Carlo Galetti "The Human Stopwatch" p20 Giovanni Gerbi "Il Diavolo Rosso" (The Red Devil) p21 Gianni Motta "The Enrico Toti of cycling" p31 Ottavio Bottechia "the Woodsman" "The Builder" "Botescia" "Enigmatique" p35 Costante Girardengo "The Little Man of Novi" "The Novi Runt" "Faina"(a small, weasel like animal) p45 Alfredo Binda "The Girardengo of the Costa Azzurra" p47, "Dictator" p52, "The Trumpeter of Cittiglio" p54, "Il Grande Antipatico" (The Great Unsympathetic One) p58, "The Ambassador" p157, "The Prime Minister" p157, "il Generalissimo" or "The 5-Star General" p166. Fiorenzo Magni "The Third Man" p174 Eberardo Pavesi "The Lawyer" p54 Fausto Coppi "The Heron" p102 Gino Bartali "De Gasperi on a bike" p128, "De Gasperi of cycling" p128, "New Human Locomotive" p133, "L'Intramontabile" or "The Timeless/Eternal" p172, "The Man of Iron" p211 Fiorenzo Magni "The Lion of Flanders", p191 Gastone Nencini "The Lion of Mugello, p211, p213 Felice Gimondi "The Postman", p218, Nuvola Rossa Red Cloud, p223, Nuvola Rosa Pink Cloud, p223 Merckx "il mostro"the monster, p226 Ercole Baldini "The Train of Forli" p228 Learco Guerra "The Human Locomotive" p229 Franco Bitossi "cuore matto" or "Crazy Heart" p230 "Falena" or "Moth" p231 Gianni Motta "The Enrico Toti of Italian Cycling", "The Blond Man of Gropello" p233 Aldo Moser "Vecio" or "The Old One", "The Cyclist-Baker" p238 Giuseppe Saronni "The Boy" "Il Balin" (in Novara dialect) p239, "La Fucilata di Goodwood" p242 Tom Danielson The Eskimo Shark https://twitter.com/millarmind/status/366813778383343617 Simon Gerrans "The Sniper" http://inrng.com/2014/04/the-moment-the-race-was-won-liege-bastogne-liege-2014/

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/veloarchive/riders/nicknames.htm http://pezcyclingnews.com/?pg=fullstory&id=8517 http://www.wtbeerse.be/pdfbestanden/Geert/2007/Maart/Microsoft%20Word%20-%20Docum%20Bijnamen.pdf http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sportspeople_by_nickname#Cycling http://www.veloarchive.com/riders/nicknames.php http://bikeraceinfo.com/riderhistories/cyclist-nicknames.html http://velorooms.com/mens-road-cycling/cycling-nicknames/ http://choletvelosport.free.fr/expres/expres3.htm http://www.cyclingarchives.com/bijnamen1.php?letter=M http://www.memoire-du-cyclisme.net/lexique/surnoms.php http://www.sportvox.fr/article.php3?id_article=24729 Colombian Nicknames: http://www.cyclinginquisition.com/2012/01/lost-art-of-nickname.html

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