Songs about cyclists

Zasamilo has a great sig which is a rock song about Il Falco - Awesome.

MVDB showed us a link where Guido Belacante sang "Ti Amo" with aletered lyrics to Il Pirata. Very very emotional, especiallly seeing Pantani so happy.

When Fausto Coppi died there was this moving goodbye.

His great rival, friend and comrade also has his own song of course.

So what other songs about cyclists, legends and active ones, are there.

Many thanks.
Oct 1, 2010
The Dutch fans had a song about Michael Boogerd. They sang it on Alpe D'Huez during the 2006 Tour (and probably every other time he contested the Tour there).

I don't recall many of the words but basically the song maintains that Boogie is the best...

Sung to the tune of "There's a tavern in the town."
Oct 1, 2010
The Hitch said:
How is that about Tom Boonen? Its some lsd inspired beat playing over a commentary of Boonen winning. Im looking more for beatiful works of art from talented fans which show their love for heroes of the sport.
Oh, well in that case, look out for the poem that a young Irish guy wrote about after Stephen Roche's Tour win in 1987...

It's at the back of one of Roche's books, the Agony and the Ecstacy or My Road to Victory.
Jan 7, 2010
though not a song, i'm sure every australian on here could point you towards the classic "mulga bill's bicycle" by banjo paterson:

'Twas Mulga Bill, from Eaglehawk, that caught the cycling craze;
He turned away the good old horse that served him many days;
He dressed himself in cycling clothes, resplendent to be seen;
He hurried off to town and bought a shining new machine;
And as he wheeled it through the door, with air of lordly pride,
The grinning shop assistant said, "Excuse me, can you ride?"

"See here, young man," said Mulga Bill, "from Walgett to the sea,
From Conroy's Gap to Castlereagh, there's none can ride like me.
I'm good all round at everything as everybody knows,
Although I'm not the one to talk - I hate a man that blows.
But riding is my special gift, my chiefest, sole delight;
Just ask a wild duck can it swim, a wildcat can it fight.
There's nothing clothed in hair or hide, or built of flesh or steel,
There's nothing walks or jumps, or runs, on axle, hoof, or wheel,
But what I'll sit, while hide will hold and girths and straps are tight:
I'll ride this here two-wheeled concern right straight away at sight."

'Twas Mulga Bill, from Eaglehawk, that sought his own abode,
That perched above Dead Man's Creek, beside the mountain road.
He turned the cycle down the hill and mounted for the fray,
But 'ere he'd gone a dozen yards it bolted clean away.
It left the track, and through the trees, just like a silver steak,
It whistled down the awful slope towards the Dead Man's Creek.

It shaved a stump by half an inch, it dodged a big white-box:
The very wallaroos in fright went scrambling up the rocks,
The wombats hiding in their caves dug deeper underground,
As Mulga Bill, as white as chalk, sat tight to every bound.
It struck a stone and gave a spring that cleared a fallen tree,
It raced beside a precipice as close as close could be;
And then as Mulga Bill let out one last despairing shriek
It made a leap of twenty feet into the Dean Man's Creek.

'Twas Mulga Bill, from Eaglehawk, that slowly swam ashore:
He said, "I've had some narrer shaves and lively rides before;
I've rode a wild bull round a yard to win a five-pound bet,
But this was the most awful ride that I've encountered yet.
I'll give that two-wheeled outlaw best; it's shaken all my nerve
To feel it whistle through the air and plunge and buck and swerve.
It's safe at rest in Dead Man's Creek, we'll leave it lying still;
A horse's back is good enough henceforth for Mulga Bill."
Jul 6, 2010
A bit offtop from me here, sorry!
There is one a very vintage, a Soviet Union era song that was a part of cartoon called " Leopold the Cat". In that song Leopold sings about the process of cycling and how he is enjoying it! So this song was/is played when velo maraphons for general public are organized in Kazakshtan, and I guess in different CIS countries as well. I know no onter song that would have lyrics about cycling in Russian language, or at least I do not remember.
So just to let you know where all the Russian speaking cyclists took their inpiration from:)
Mar 29, 2011
There is the Johnny hoogerland song from the the tour de france and i know of a few danish celebration songs from Bjarne Riis tour win :)


Hitch, thank you...i think its Bepi & The Prismas feat II Falco.
Mar 11, 2009
The Hitch said:
How is that about Tom Boonen? Its some lsd inspired beat playing over a commentary of Boonen winning. Im looking more for beatiful works of art from talented fans which show their love for heroes of the sport.
Don't you even talk smack about that tune. It's fantastic.

Also you are showing your age again, LSD hasn't had anything to do with dance music for 30 years.
Jun 16, 2009
On Cadel's site they use to have a song written by well known Australian musician Andre Camillieri about Cadel called "Let me Ride".

It was a country song so it wasn't very good. :p
Jan 11, 2010
Midnightfright said:
Rumour had the prodigies song Smack my ***** up was actually in reference to Lance and Levi's relationship.
Don't know about that, but their band was named after Tommy D.