Early Life and Introduction to Cycling:
Marshall "Major" Taylor was born in 1878 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He worked at a bicycle shop during his childhood.
Marshall "Major" Taylor turned professional in cycling by 1896. His exceptional speed and technique quickly distinguished him in the sport. In 1899, he secured his status as a top competitor by winning the world 1-mile track cycling championship. Taylor consistently outpaced his competition throughout his illustrious career, establishing several world records. This earned him a reputation as one of the premier cyclists on a global scale.