Classic cycle races
The classic cycle races are one-day professional cycling road races in the international calendar. Most of the events, all run in western Europe, have been fixtures on the professional calendar for decades and the oldest ones date back to the 19th century. They are normally held at roughly the same time each year. In the last few years, the five most revered races are sometimes described as the 'Monuments'.
name of cyclist: won at least: times

Visualization of best cyclists and nations according to classics triumphs
History of one day cycling races is here captured by the so-called chord diagrams. These are based on the project Circos (M. Krzywinski), which enables data visualization in this interesting form. Pictures show the most successful cyclists and states according to the number of victories obtained in the cycling classic.

» Chord diagram - most successful cyclists
» Chord diagram - cyclists with 10 and more wins in classic races

Chord diagram - most successful nations
» Chord diagram - all nations and their triumhs

This page was elaborated by the authors of, based on various web pages