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Robert Paganini

Photograph By Gregg Segal for ESPN the Magazine

Age 76, Cycling

The Paris-born Paganini began riding at 17, but he's been a competitive international cyclist for only the past 20 years, long after moving to the U.S. in 1961. A two-time national champion (2006, 2011) in masters road racing in his age group, he races every weekend from January through October. "If I don't do well one day," he says from his home in LA, "I always know at least I'll get to race another day."