Top tattoos of the world of cycling: Koi carp, clocks and a crucifix

Sonny Colbrelli’s impressive new work of art left us wondering what are the best tattoos in the pro ranks right now

Sonny Colbrelli
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Everywhere you look in modern professional sport, there’s now an athlete with a visible tattoo on display.

It seems like a right of passage for every up and coming footballer that they need to get a full sleeve tattoo or two in order to demonstrate that they have, indeed, arrived. 

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

Since joining the team, he has reported from some of professional cycling's biggest races and events including the Tour de France and the World Championships in Glasgow. He has also covered races elsewhere across the world. 

As well as on the ground reporting, Tom writes race reports from the men's and women's WorldTour and helps with coverage of UK domestic cycling.