Géo Lefèvre
Géo Lefèvre (1887–1961) was a French sports journalist and the originator of the idea for the Tour de France.He suggested the idea for the Tour at a meeting with Henri Desgrange, editor of the daily n...
Davide Cassani
Davide Cassani (born 1 January 1961) is a former road cyclist and cycling commentator on Italian television from Italy. Now he works as manager for Italy national cycling teamHe was born in Faenza. I...
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Arthur James Wilson
Arthur James Wilson (Faed Wilson) (1858 - 1945) was an English cyclist, cycling administrator, activist and journalist. He became deaf at age 12 after contracting scarlet fever and Faed was a self-app...
Robert Chapatte
Robert Chapatte (born 14 October 1922, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, d. 19 January 1997, Paris) was a former Tour de France rider, the voice of the race on television and radio and the inventor of Chapat...
Sam Mussabini
Scipio Africanus "Sam" Mussabini (1867–1927) was an athletics coach best known for his work with Harold Abrahams. In total, he coached athletes to eleven medals over five Olympic Games. However in an ...
Paul Kimmage
Paul Kimmage (born 7 May 1962 in Dublin, Ireland) is an Irish sports journalist who, until his departure in early 2012, wrote for The Sunday Times newspaper in the United Kingdom. He is a former profe...
Matthew Hansen
Matthew Hansen is an author former Editor in Chief for Marvel Comics/Dabel Brothers Productions. A former competitive cyclist, Hansen lives in Toronto, Canada. He began his publishing career as a cycl...
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Richard Ballantine
Richard Ballantine (25 July 1940 - 29 May 2013) was a cycling writer, journalist and cycling advocate. Born in America, the son of Ian and Betty Ballantine of Ballantine Books, and educated at the Bro...
Zapata Espinoza
Born March 12, 1960 in Hollywood, CA. Zapata 'Zap' Espinoza is a journalist and current editor-in-chief of Road Bike Action Magazine a Hi-Torque Publication. He was formerly editor of two American mou...
Pierre Giffard
Pierre Giffard (1 May 1853 – 21 January 1922) was a French journalist, a pioneer of modern political reporting, a newspaper publisher and a prolific sports organiser. In 1892, he was appointed Chevali...
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Jacques Augendre
Jacques Augendre (b. Paris, France, 28 April 1925) is the first journalist to have followed 50 Tours de France. Jacques Goddet covered 53 but from 1936 to 1986 he was also the race organiser. Pierre C...
Michael Hutchinson (cyclist)
Michael Hutchinson (born 20 November 1973 in Northern Ireland) is a British racing cyclist and writer who has represented Great Britain and Northern Ireland at events including the Commonwealth Games....
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Albert Baker d'Isy
Albert Baker d'Isy (b. Paris 18 April 1906, d. 20 May 1968) was a French cycling journalist and author and the founder of the Grand Prix des Nations international time-trial. He is considered, in the ...
Frederick Thomas Bidlake
Frederick Thomas Bidlake (1867 – 17 September 1933) was an English racing cyclist of the late 19th century who became one of the most notable administrators of British road bicycle racing during the e...
Annie Londonderry
Annie “Londonderry” Cohen Kopchovsky (1870–1947) was the first woman to bicycle around the world. She was a free-thinking young woman, who reinvented herself as the daring “Annie Londonderry” —...
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Pierre Chany
Pierre Chany (16 December 1922 – 18 June 1996) was a French cycling journalist. He covered the Tour de France 49 times and was for a long time the main cycling writer for the daily newspaper, L'...
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René Fallet
René Fallet (1927–1983) was a French screenwriter.He wrote a novel that the movie,La Soupe aux choux was later based on.
Herbie Sykes
Herbie Sykes is a British sports journalist and writer specializing in the history of road bicycle racing. His first book, "The Eagle of the Canavese" , was published in 2008. A biography of the Ital...
Hugh Porter
Hugh William Porter MBE (born Wolverhampton, England, 27 January 1940) is one of Britain's greatest former professional cyclists, winning four world titles in the individual pursuit - more than any ot...
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Antoine Blondin
Antoine Blondin (11 April 1922 – 7 June 1991) was a French writer.He belonged to the literary group called the Hussards. He was also a sports columnist in L'Équipe. Blondin also wrote under the name ...
Davis Phinney
Davis Phinney (born July 10, 1959 in Boulder, Colorado) is a former professional road bicycle racer from the United States. He was a brazen sprinter and the star of the 7-Eleven Cycling Team in the 19...
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Henri Desgrange
Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865, Paris – 16 August 1940) was a French bicycle racer and sports journalist. He set 12 world track cycling records, including the hour record of 35.325 kilometres ...
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Thomas Stevens (cyclist)
Thomas Stevens (born 24 December 1854, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England, died London, 24 January 1935, aged 80) was the first person to circle the globe by bicycle. He rode a large-wheeled Ordinary...
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Serge Lang (skiing)
Serge Lang (June 6, 1920 – November 21, 1999) was a French journalist, alpine skier, and the founder of the alpine skiing World Cup. As a journalist he covered alpine skiing, cycling, and other spor...
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William Fitzwater Wray
William Fitzwater Wray (b. Hitchin, England, circa 1870, d. London, England, 16 December 1938) was one of the most widely read cycling journalists at the end of the 19th century and the first third of...