Lex Nederlof: Oldest rider in the pro peloton

At 47 years old, Dutchman Lex Nederlof can rightly claim to be the oldest active rider on a UCI-registered team

Lex Nederlof

(Image credit: Gregor Brown)

Chris Horner and Jens Voigt have nothing on 47-year-old Lex Nederlof, the oldest active cyclist in a UCI-registered team. In Malaysia's Tour de Langkawi this week, the Dutchman of team CCN Cycling races alongside riders more than half his age, like second placed 20-year-old Merhawi Kudus (MTN-Qhubeka).

Nederlof, 48 this June, told Cycling Weekly, "These guys like Merhawi and Theo Bos know. They know by now how old I am."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.