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1894-04-24 French cyclist Henri Desgrange rides 100km in a world record time of 2:39:18

Cyclist and Founder of the Tour-de-France Henri Desgrange
Cyclist and Founder of the Tour-de-France
Henri Desgrange
  • 1896-05-30 1st car accident occurs, Henry Wells hits a cyclist in NYC
  • 1907-11-13 French cyclist Paul Cornu flies 1st helicopter (twin rotor)
  • 1909-05-13 First Giro d'Italia takes place in Milan - Italian cyclist Luigi Ganna is the winner
  • 1921-08-07 Dutch cyclist Piet Moeskops wins the 1st of 4 straight, and 5 total world sprint championships when he beats defending champion Bob Spears of Australia in Copenhagen
  • 1922-09-17 Cyclist Piet Moeskops becomes world sprint champ
  • 1924-08-03 Dutch track cyclist Piet Moeskops wins his 4th consecutive UCI world sprint championship in Paris
  • 1926-04-13 Cyclists without bicycle-tax-stamp rounded up in Amsterdam
  • 1928-08-11 Georges Ronsse becomes world champion cyclists
  • 1933-08-13 Jacques van Egmond becomes world champion amateur cyclist
  • 1937-09-04 15 year old cyclist Doris Kopsky becomes 1st Amateur Bicycle League of America woman's national champion in 4:22.4 in Buffalo, NY
  • 1942-11-07 Italian cyclist Fausto Coppi establishes world hour record 45.798km in Vigorelli, Milan, Italy
  • 1950-06-04 Dutch cyclist Wim van Est wins Bordeaux-Paris (586 km in 17:25)
  • 1953-08-23 Cyclist Arie Van Vliet becomes world champion sprinter
  • 1972-09-02 French track cyclist Daniel Morelon successfully defends his Olympic sprint title beating Australian John Nicholson for the gold medal in Munich
  • 1978-08-27 Dutch cyclist Gerrie Knetemann wins UCI Road World C'ship from Francesco Moser of Italy and Dane Jorgen Marcussenin in Nürburg, West Germany
  • 1983-09-04 Greg LeMond wins UCI World Road Race Championship in 7h 01' 21" in Altenrhein, Switzerland; first American cyclist to take the title
  • 1984-07-29 American cyclists Alexi Grewal and Connie Carpenter take out the road race double around the streets of Mission Viejo at the LA Olympics
  • 1985-09-01 Dutch cyclist Joop Zoetemelk becomes the oldest road race elite world champion at 38 years, 8 months, 29 days; beats Greg Lamonde & Marino Argentin in Giavera del Montello
  • 1994-09-02 Spanish road cyclist Miguel Induráin sets UCI hour world record distance 53.04 kilometers in Bordeaux, France
  • 2008-08-10 British cyclist Nicole Cooke wins the road race at the Beijing Olympics; Great Britain's 200th gold in the modern Olympics
  • 2008-08-16 British cyclist Bradley Wiggins becomes the first rider ever to successfully defend his Olympic title in the individual pursuit when he takes gold at the Beijing Olympics

Birthdays in Sport

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Person of interestHenri Desgrange

1865-01-31 Henri Desgrange, French cyclist and journalist, founder of the Tour-de-France, born in Paris, France (d. 1940)

Cyclist and Founder of the Tour-de-France Henri Desgrange
Cyclist and Founder of the Tour-de-France
Henri Desgrange
  • 1871-03-03 Maurice Garin, French cyclist (d. 1957)

Person of interestJaap Eden

1873-10-19 Jaap Eden, Dutch world champion cyclist and speed skater, born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1925)

Cyclist and Speed Skater Jaap Eden
Cyclist and Speed Skater
Jaap Eden
  • 1878-01-01 Bobby Walthour Sr., American cyclist (motor-pacing World Championships gold 1904-05; Madison Square Garden 6-Day Race 1901, 03), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1949)
  • 1878-11-26 Marshall Taylor, American track cyclist and the first African American to achieve the level of world champion (1899 world track championships), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1932)
  • 1879-06-05 René Pottier, French racing cyclist (Tour de France 1906), born in Moret-sur-Loing, Seine-et-Marne, France (d. 1907)
  • 1882-10-18 Lucien Petit-Breton, French road cyclist (Tour de France 1907-8), born in Plessé, France (d. 1917)
  • 1884-08-04 Henri Cornet, French cyclist who won the second Tour de France, born in Desvres, France (d. 1941)
  • 1884-09-24 Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (Tour de France 1911), born in Vabre-Tizac, France (d. 1963)
  • 1886-03-14 Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist who twice won the Tour de France (1919, 1922), born in Florennes, Namur, Belgium (d. 1964)
  • 1887-01-26 François Faber, Luxembourgian cyclist (Tour de France 1909), born in Aulnay-sur-lton, France (d. 1915)
  • 1887-10-24 Octave Lapize, French cyclist (Tour de France 1910), born in Paris, France (d. 1917)
  • 1888-03-19 Léon Scieur, Belgian cyclist (d. 1969)
  • 1889-01-22 Henri Pélissier, French cyclist (Tour de France 1923), born in Paris, France (d. 1935)
  • 1890-10-08 Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (three times winner of Tour de France), born in Anderlecht, Belgium (d. 1971)
  • 1892-09-11 Lucien Buysse, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1926), born in Wontergem, East Flanders, Belgium (d. 1980)
  • 1893-03-18 Costante Girardengo, Italian cyclist, born in Novi Ligure, Italy (d. 1978)
  • 1893-11-14 Piet Moeskops, Dutch track cyclist (world sprint champion 1921-24, 26), born in Loosduinen, Netherlands (d. 1964)
  • 1894-08-01 Ottavio Bottecchia, Italian cyclist (the first Italian winner of the Tour de France), born in San Martino di Colle Umberto, Italy (d. 1927)
  • 1899-07-10 Heiri Suter, Swiss cyclist, born in Gränichen, Switzerland (d. 1978)
  • 1899-11-04 Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourgish road cyclist (Tour de France 1927-28), born in Mamer, Capellen, Luxembourg (d. 1985)
  • 1901-08-26 Tullio Campagnolo, Italian racing cyclist and inventor (quick release skewer patent; founder bicycle component company Campagnolo), born in Vicenza, Italy (d. 1983)
  • 1902-08-11 Alfredo Binda, Italian road cyclist (first to win Giro d'Italia x 5; World Road Race C'ship 1927, 30, 32), born in Cittiglio, Italy (d. 1986)
  • 1902-10-13 Franco Giorgetti, Italian cyclist (Olympic gold 1920), born in Bovisio-Masciago, Italy (d. 1983)
  • 1902-10-14 Learco Guerra, Italian road racing cyclist, born in Bagnolo San Vito, Italy (d. 1963)
  • 1904-02-15 Antonin Magne, French cyclist (Tour de France 1931, 34)
  • 1904-02-27 André Leducq, French cyclist (Tour de France 1930, 32; Olympic gold road race 1924), born in Saint-Ouen, France (d. 1980)
  • 1904-05-29 Hubert Opperman, Australian road cyclist, politician (multi-distance world records), born in Rochester, Victoria (d. 1996)
  • 1909-02-07 Joseph "Poeske" Scherens, Flem cyclist (champ sprinter 1932-37) [OS]
  • 1909-02-17 Joseph "Poeske" Scherens, Belgian cyclist (champ sprinter 1932-37)[NS]
  • 1909-08-27 Sylvère Maes, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1936, 39), born in Gistel, Belgium (d. 1966)
  • 1911-01-16 Roger Lapébie, French cyclist (d. 1996)
  • 1914-02-23 Theofiel Middelkamp, Dutch cyclist (d. 2005)
  • 1914-07-18 Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (Tour de France 1938, 48; Giro d'Italia 1936-7, 46), born in Ponte a Ema, Florence, Italy (d. 2000)
  • 1915-04-11 Pat Hanlon, British cyclist, born in Newport, Cardiganshire (d. 1997)
  • 1916-01-07 Gerrit Schulte, Dutch road and track cyclist (World Champion Track Pursuit 1948), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1917-05-09 George Fleming, cyclist
  • 1919-07-24 Ferdi Kübler, Swiss cyclist (Tour de France 1950), born in Marthalen (d. 2017)
  • 1919-09-07 Alberic Schotte, Belgian cyclist, born in Kanegem, Belgium (d. 2004)
  • 1919-09-15 Fausto Coppi, Italian cyclist (Giro d'Italia 1940, 47, 49, 52-53; Tour de France 1949, 52; World Championship gold Individual pursuit 1947, road race 1953), born in Castellania, Italy (d. 1960)
  • 1920-02-03 Stan Ockers, Belgian road cyclist (World road champion 1955; Tour de France runner-up 1950, 52), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1956)
  • 1920-11-05 Tommy Godwin, British track cyclist (Great Britain coach; 2 x Olympic bronze 1948; President British Cycling Federation), born in Connecticut, United States (d. 2012)
  • 1920-12-07 Fiorenzo Magni, Italian professional road racing cyclist, born in Vaiano, Italy (d. 2012)
  • 1921-06-10 Jean Robic, French cyclist (d. 1980)
  • 1922-07-18 Jean de Gribaldy, French road cyclist and team director (Frimatic - Viva, Miko, Sem - France Loire), born in Besançon, France (d. 1987)
  • 1923-03-25 Wim van Est, Dutch cyclist (3 x stage winner Tour de France), born in Fijnaart, Netherlands (d. 2003)
  • 1924-09-09 Rik Van Steenbergen, Belgian cyclist (d. 2003)
  • 1925-01-15 Keith Bentley, international racing cyclist
  • 1925-03-12 Louison Bobet, French cyclist (Tour de France 1953-55), born in Saint-Méen-le-Grand, France (d. 1983)
  • 1925-03-21 Hugo Koblet, Swiss cyclist (d. 1964)
  • 1927-03-02 Roger Walkowiak, French road cyclist (Tour de France 1956), born in Montluçon, France (d. 2017)
  • 1928-03-18 Miguel Poblet, Spanish cyclist
  • 1928-07-09 Federico Bahamontes, Spanish road racing cyclist, born in Santo Domingo-Caudilla, Spain
  • 1929-03-25 Wim van Est, Dutch cyclist (d. 2003)
  • 1929-09-03 Carlo Clerici, Swiss road cyclist (Giro d'Italia 1954), born in Vaiano, Italy (d. 2007)
  • 1930-03-01 Gastone Nencini, Italian road cyclist (Giro d'Italia 1957; Tour de France 1960), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1980)
  • 1930-11-03 Brian Robinson, English cyclist (Tour de France: first Briton to finish and first stage winner), born in Mirfield, West Riding of Yorkshire
  • 1931-01-04 Guido Messina, Italian road and track cyclist (World C'ship gold individual 4000m pursuit 1948, 53, 54, 55, 56; Olympic gold team 1952), born in Monreale, Italy (d. 2020)
  • 1931-06-28 Lucien Victor, Belgian road racing cyclist, born in Oekene, Belgium (d. 1995)
  • 1931-11-29 André Noyelle, Belgian cyclist (d. 2003)
  • 1933-01-26 Ercole Baldini, Italian cyclist
  • 1933-02-28 Robert Grondelaers, Belgian cyclist (d. 1989)
  • 1933-08-23 Manfred Donike, German cyclist and chemist drug test pioneer, born in Köttingen, Germany (d. 1995)
  • 1933-11-12 Peter Post, Dutch cyclist (8x European Champion at Derny-drive)
  • 1933-12-20 Rik Van Looy, Belgian cyclist (world champion, 1961), born in Grobbendonk, Belgium
  • 1934-06-04 Seamus Elliott, Irish road bicycle racer, born in Dublin (d. 1971)
  • 1936-04-15 Raymond Poulidor, French professional cyclist, born in Masbaraud-Mérignat, France
  • 1937-03-18 Rudi Altig, German cyclist
  • 1937-11-30 Tom Simpson, English road cyclist (World Road Race Champion 1965), born in Haswell, County Durham (d. 1967)
  • 1940-05-19 Jan Janssen, Dutch cyclist
  • 1940-09-27 Benoni Beheyt, Belgian cyclist
  • 1941-04-28 Lucien Aimar, French cyclist (won 53rd Tour de France 1966), born in Hyères, France
  • 1942-03-18 Albert Van Vlierberghe, Belgian cyclist (d. 1991)
  • 1942-09-29 Felice Gimondi, Italian road cyclist (Tour de France 1965; Giro d'Italia 1967, 69, 76; Vuelta a España 1968), born in Sedrina, Italy (d. 2019)
  • 1942-09-30 Sture Pettersson, Swedish cyclist (Olympic silver 1968)
  • 1943-04-06 Joaquin Agostinho, Portuguese cyclist
  • 1943-07-02 Walter Godefroot, Belgian cyclist
  • 1944-06-27 Patrick Sercu, Belgian cyclist, 1K time trial (Olympic gold 1964), born in Roeselare, West Flanders, Belgium
  • 1944-07-27 Jean-Marie Leblanc, French cyclist, born in Nueil-les-Aubiers, Deux-Sèvres, France
  • 1945-06-09 Luis Ocaña, Spanish cyclist (d. 1994)
  • 1945-06-17 Eddy Merckx, Belgian road cyclist (Tour de France 1969-72, 74; Giro d'Italia 1968, 70, 72-74), born in Meensel-Kiezegem, Belgium
  • 1946-10-20 Lucien Van Impe, Belgian cyclist
  • 1946-12-03 Joop Zoetemelk, Dutch road cyclist (Vuelta a España 1979, Tour de France 1980; World Professional Road champion 1985), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1947-01-20 Cyrille Guimard, French cyclist & directeur sportif, born in Bouguenais, France
  • 1947-03-15 Tomas Pettersson, Swedish cyclist (Olympic silver 1968)
  • 1947-08-16 John Howard, American Olympic cyclist (1985 land speed record 152.284 mph at Bonneville Flats, UT), born in Springfield, Missouri
  • 1947-08-24 Roger De Vlaeminck, Belgian racing cyclist, born in Eeklo, East Flanders, Belgium
  • 1948-01-10 Bernard Thévenet, French cyclist, born in Saint-Julien-de-Civry, France
  • 1948-03-31 Gustaaf Van Cauter, Belgian cyclist (world champion 100k team road race), born in Mechelen, Flanders
  • 1948-11-17 Jaime Huelamo, Spanish cyclist (Olympic bronze 1972) drug disqualified
  • 1949-02-03 Hennie Kuiper, Dutch cyclist
  • 1949-05-14 Klaus-Peter Thaler, German cyclist, born in Eckmannshausen, West Germany
  • 1950-04-19 Marc Demeyer, Belgian road racing cyclist (Paris-Brussel 1974), born in Avelgem, Belgium (d. 1982)
  • 1950-10-28 Ludo Delcroix, Belgian cyclist
  • 1950-12-16 Roy Schuiten, Dutch cyclist (d. 2006)
  • 1951-03-06 Gerrie Knetemann, Dutch road cyclist (World Road Race Champion 1978; Amstel Gold Race 1974, 85), born in Amsterdam, New Holland (d. 2004)
  • 1951-06-19 Francesco Moser, Italian cyclist
  • 1952-02-13 Freddy Maertens, Belgian cyclist, born in Nieuwpoort, Belgium
  • 1952-11-08 Jan Raas, Dutch cyclist (World champ 1979), born in Heinkenszand, Netherlands
  • 1953-06-08 Ad Tak, Dutch professional cyclist, born in Nieuwe Gastel

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

1998-05-01 Cyclist Lance Armstrong weds Kristin Richard (divorced 2003)

Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong
  • 2015-09-05 Actress Erika Christensen (33) weds cyclist Cole Maness in Palm Springs, California
  • 2016-09-04 Olympic gold medalist track and road cyclists Laura Kenny (24) weds track cyclist Jason Kenny (28) at a private ceremony in Cheshire, England
  • 2016-09-17 Olympian and professional road racing cyclist Philip Deignan (33) weds fellow road racing cyclist Lizzie Armitstead (26) in Otley, England

Deaths in Sport

  • 1907-01-25 René Pottier, French racing cyclist (Tour de France 1906), dies at 27
  • 1915-05-09 François Faber, Luxembourgian cyclist (Tour de France 1909), dies of gunshot wounds at 28
  • 1917-07-14 Octave Lapize, French cyclist (Tour de France 1910), dies when shot down as WWI fighter pilot at 29
  • 1917-12-20 Lucien Petit-Breton, French road cyclist (Tour de France 1907-8), dies in a road accident at 35

Person of interestJaap Eden

1925-02-02 Jaap Eden, Dutch world champion cyclist and speed skater, dies at 51

Cyclist and Speed Skater Jaap Eden
Cyclist and Speed Skater
Jaap Eden
  • 1927-06-14 Ottavio Bottecchia, Italian cyclist (the first Italian winner of the Tour de France), dies at 32
  • 1932-06-21 Marshall Taylor, American track cyclist and the first African American to achieve the level of world champion (1899 world track championships), dies from a heart attack at 53
  • 1934-11-23 Giovanni Brunero, Italian cyclist (b. 1895)
  • 1935-05-01 Henri Pélissier, French cyclist (Tour de France 1923), dies of a gunshot wound at 46

Person of interestHenri Desgrange

1940-08-16 Henri Desgrange, French cyclist, journalist and founder of the Tour de France, dies at 75

Cyclist and Founder of the Tour-de-France Henri Desgrange
Cyclist and Founder of the Tour-de-France
Henri Desgrange
  • 1949-09-01 Bobby Walthour Sr., American cyclist (motor-pacing World Championships gold 1904-05; Madison Square Garden 6-Day Race 1901, 03), dies at 71
  • 1952-02-14 Maurice De Waele, Belgian cyclist (b. 1896)
  • 1956-10-01 Stan Ockers, Belgian road cyclist (World road champion 1955; Tour de France runner-up 1950, 52), dies in track cycling accident at 36
  • 1957-02-19 Maurice Garin, Italian-born French road bicycle racer (winner of Tour de France in 1903), dies at 85
  • 1960-01-02 Fausto Coppi, Italian cyclist (Giro d'Italia 1940, 47, 49, 52-53; Tour de France 1949, 52; World Championship gold Individual pursuit 1947, road race 1953), dies from malaria at 40
  • 1963-01-28 Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (Tour de France 1911), dies at 78
  • 1963-02-07 Learco Guerra, Italian road racing cyclist, dies at 60
  • 1964-01-19 Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist who twice won the Tour de France (1919, 1922), dies at 77
  • 1964-11-06 Hugo Koblet, Swiss cyclist (b. 1925)
  • 1964-11-16 Piet Moeskops, Dutch track cyclist (world sprint champion 1921-24, 26), dies at 71
  • 1966-12-05 Sylvère Maes, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1936, 39), dies of cancer at 57
  • 1967-07-13 Tom Simpson, English road cyclist (World Road Race Champion 1965), dies of diuretic combination of alcohol and mixed amphetamines at 29
  • 1969-10-07 Léon Scieur, Belgian cyclist (b. 1888)
  • 1971-01-16 Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (three times winner of Tour de France), dies at 81
  • 1971-03-15 Jean-Pierre Monseré, Belgian cyclist (b. 1948)
  • 1971-05-04 Seamus Elliott, Irish road bicycle racer, dies at 36
  • 1978-02-09 Costante Girardengo, Italian cyclist (b. 1893)
  • 1978-11-06 Heiri Suter, Swiss cyclist, dies at 79
  • 1980-01-03 Lucien Buysse, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1926), dies at 87
  • 1980-02-01 Gastone Nencini, Italian road cyclist (Giro d'Italia 1957, Tour de France 1960), dies at 49
  • 1980-06-18 André Leducq, French cyclist (Tour de France 1930, 32; Olympic gold road race 1924), dies at 76
  • 1980-10-06 Jean Robic, French cyclist (b. 1921)
  • 1982-01-20 Marc Demeyer, Belgian road racing cyclist (Paris-Brussels 1974), dies at 31
  • 1983-02-03 Tullio Campagnolo, Italian racing cyclist and inventor (quick release skewer patent; founder bicycle component company Campagnolo), dies at 81
  • 1983-02-22 Romain Maes, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1935), dies at 70
  • 1983-03-13 Louison Bobet, French cyclist (Tour de France 1953-55), dies of cancer at 58
  • 1983-03-18 Franco Giorgetti, Italian cyclist (Olympic gold 1920), dies at 80
  • 1984-05-10 Joaquin Agostinho, Portuguese cyclist, dies at 41
  • 1987-01-02 Jean de Gribaldy, French road cyclist & team director (Frimatic - Viva, Miko, Sem - France Loire), dies at 64
  • 1991-10-17 Piet van Est, The Vuurbal, cyclist (7x Tour de France), dies at 57
  • 1991-12-20 Albert Van Vlierberghe, Belgian cyclist (b. 1942)
  • 1992-02-26 Gerrit Schulte, Dutch road and track cyclist (World Champion Track Pursuit 1948), dies at 76
  • 1993-05-13 Evert "Eef" Dolman, Dutch cyclist (Olympic gold 1964), dies at 47
  • 1993-10-09 Geert de Vlaeminck, Belgian champion cyclist, dies at 26
  • 1994-02-05 Fred de Bruyne, Flemish cyclist/gang leader (Paris-Nice), dies at 63
  • 1994-02-11 Antonio Martin, Spanish cyclist, dies in cycling accident at 23
  • 1994-05-19 Luis Ocana, Spanish cyclist (Tour de France 1973), commits suicide at 48
  • 1994-06-20 Bram Koopmans, cyclist/coach, dies at 78
  • 1994-08-15 Wout Wagtmans, cyclist (Rome-Naples-Rome 1957), dies at 64
  • 1994-09-02 Detlef Macha, German DR cyclist (5x world champ), dies at 35
  • 1994-11-16 David Rayner, cyclist, dies
  • 1995-01-21 Philippe Casado, Moroccan/French cyclist, dies at 30
  • 1995-07-18 Fabio Casartelli, Italian cyclist (Olympic gold 1992), dies at 24
  • 1995-08-21 Manfred Donike, German cyclist and chemist drug test pioneer, dies at 61
  • 1995-09-17 Lucien Victor, Belgian road racing cyclist, dies at 64
  • 1996-04-18 Hubert Opperman, Australian road cyclist, politician (multi-distance world records), dies of heart failure at 91
  • 1996-05-05 Beryl Burton, cyclist, dies at 58
  • 1997-12-23 Keith Bentley, international racing cyclist, dies at 72
  • 1997-12-28 George Fleming, cyclist, dies at 80
  • 1997-12-29 Pat Clarke, British cyclist, dies at 82
  • 2000-05-05 Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (Tour de France 1938, 48; Giro d'Italia 1936-7, 46), dies of a heart attack at 85
  • 2000-09-17 Nicole Reinhart, American cyclist (b. 1976)
  • 2001-08-11 Percy Stallard, English racing cyclist (b. 1909)
  • 2003-02-04 André Noyelle, Belgian cyclist (b. 1931)
  • 2003-03-12 Andrei Kivilev, Kazakh cyclist (b. 1973)
  • 2003-04-30 Wim van Est, Dutch cyclist (b. 1923)
  • 2003-05-01 Wim van Est, Dutch road cyclist (3 x stage winner Tour de France), dies at 80
  • 2004-02-14 Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (Tour de France 1998), dies of acute cocaine poisoning at 34
  • 2004-04-04 Alberic Schotte, Belgian cyclist, dies at 84
  • 2004-11-02 Gerrie Knetemann, Dutch road cyclist (World Road Race Champion 1978; Amstel Gold Race 1974, 85), dies from a heart attack at 53
  • 2005-12-06 Charly Gaul, Luxembourg cyclist (b. 1932)
  • 2006-09-19 Roy Schuiten, Dutch cyclist (b. 1950)
  • 2006-11-26 Isaac Gálvez, Spanish procyclist (b. 1975)
  • 2007-01-04 Jan Schröder, Dutch cyclist (b. 1941)
  • 2007-01-28 Carlo Clerici, Swiss road cyclist (Giro d'Italia 1954), dies at 77
  • 2008-05-11 Bruno Neves, Portuguese cyclist, dies in competition at 26
  • 2009-10-12 Frank Vandenbroucke, Belgian road racing cyclist, dies at 34
  • 2011-05-09 Wouter Weylandt, Belgian cyclist, dies at 26
  • 2012-10-19 Fiorenzo Magni, Italian professional road racing cyclist, dies from an aneurysm at 91
  • 2012-11-03 Tommy Godwin, British track cyclist (Great Britain coach; 2 x Olympic bronze 1948; President British Cycling Federation), dies at 91
  • 2016-12-29 Ferdi Kübler, Swiss cyclist (Tour de France 1950), dies at 97
  • 2017-02-06 Roger Walkowiak, French road cyclist (Tour de France 1956), dies at 89
  • 2019-03-07 Kelly Catlin, American road cyclist (Olympic silver 2016, World C'ship gold 2016-18), dies from suicide at 23
  • 2019-08-16 Felice Gimondi, Italian road cyclist (Tour de France 1965; Giro d'Italia 1967, 69, 76; Vuelta a España 1968), dies of heart attack at 76
  • 2020-01-10 Guido Messina, Italian road and track cyclist (World C'ship gold individual 4000m pursuit 1948, 53, 54, 55, 56; Olympic gold team 1952), dies at 89
  • 2020-02-29 Andrei Vedernikov, Russian road cyclist (first Soviet to win individual amateur road race at World C'ships 1981), dies as a result of a falling tree at 60