Are there pro women cyclists you can follow on Strava?
Many of them!
Facebook, Instagram and Strava are the main social platform these elite athletes use on a daily basis to connect with their fans, me and you included.
While there are many more women cyclists on Strava, I’ve only shortlisted those who are actively sharing their rides. By active, I mean at least 3 rides per week.
You can find a variety of information being shared like distance and speed. If you’re geeky like me, you’ll find some of them sharing their heart rates and power data.
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So let’s see who’s made it to the list…
P.S. – I’ll be updating this list from time to time. So if you know someone who is active on Strava, drop me a line.
1. Alexis Ryan (Canyon SRAM)
Alexis Ryan is an American and races for Canyon-SRAM in 2018.
She’s an all rounder cyclist with the tough Spring Classics being her favourite type of races. In 2017, she won the Best Young Rider’s white jersey at the Santos Tour Down Under at the age of only 22.
During the season, she’s based out of Girona in Spain.
2. Amanda Spratt (Mitchelton-Scott)
Amanda Spratt, or Spratty hails from Sydney is the 2016 Australian Road Race champion. She’s also a 2 times Santos Women Tour Down Under winner in 2016 and 2017.
During the road season, she’s based out of Varese in Italy for 8 to 9 months of the year. She’s usually back in Australia during the off season and starts her new season in the Australia summer of racing.
3. Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott)
Annemiek van Vleuten is an accomplished Dutch cyclist with a long list of accolades.
Among her major results are winning the 2017 World TT Championship, the 2016 and 2017 Dutch TT Championship, the 2017 La Course and achieving various podium places in La Fleche Wallonne, Giro Rosa, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and the Amstel Gold Race.
During the 2016 Rio Olympics road race, she crashed hard on the descend, 12km from the finish while leading the race. She made a quick and strong comeback just a month later, winning the overall and 2 stages of the 2016 Lotto Belisol Belgium Tour.
4. Audrey Cordon-Ragot (Wiggle High5)
Audrey Cordon-Ragot is a super-domestique and a time trial specialist.
She’s the current and 3 times French National Time Trial Champion from 2015 to 2017 and have won numerous time trial races dating back to 2007 when she was just a junior cyclist.
Besides that, she’s also won stages at GP Plumelec, Route de France and the GP Cholet, as well as the general classification of the Tour de Bretagne.
5. Brodie Chapman (Team TIBCO-SVB)
Brodie Chapman is the winner of the inaugural Women Herald Sun Tour in 2018.
She attacked solo from 70km out and held off a chasing World ITT Champion Annemiek van Vleuten in the last 15km to snatch her biggest win in only her second UCI race.
With that win and a string of strong performances over the 2018 Australian summer of racing, she secured her first professional contract with the American Team TIBCO-SVB.
6. Chloe Hosking (Ale-Cipollini)
Chloe Hosking is one of the top sprinters in the women peloton who hails from Canberra, Australia.
She recently won the 2018 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. She’s also the winner of the 2016 La Course, won stages in major races at the Santos Women Tour Down Under, Tour of Qatar, Tour of Norway, La Route de France to name a few.
Chloe is based in Girona, Spain throughout the road cycling season.
7. Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb)
Coryn Rivera is an American sprinter who hails from California.
She has a long list of accolades which include a whopping 70 national titles across various disciplines on the road and track.
Her biggest win is arguably the 2017 Tour of Flanders for Women, being the first American to do so. She’s also won the Prudential RideLondon Classique and the 2017 World Championship Team Time Trial with her trade team, Team Sunweb.
8. Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle High5)
Elisa Longo Borghini is the 2017 Italian Road Race and Time Trial champion. She also won the 2016 Italian Time Trial championships while coming in second for the road race.
Among her other major achievements are winning the 2017 Strade Bianche and the 2016 Giro Rosa KOM classification.
9. Ellen van Dijk (Team Sunweb)
Ellen van Dijk is a decorated Dutch time trial specialist.
She’s a 4 times winner of the World TTT Championship, 2013 ITT World Championship, double Dutch ITT and double European ITT championship. Besides that, she’s won the Ladies Tour of Flanders in 2014.
She’s based in Utrecht in the Netherlands.
10. Eri Yonamine (Wiggle High5)
Eri Yonamine is the current Japanese road race and time trial champion.
She took a slightly different route to pro cycling. She was a competitive tennis player when she was studying in Tsukuba University. In 2012, she switched to road cycling and have never looked back since.
From 2012 onwards, she’s either won or placed second in both the Japanese national road race and individual time trial races.
11. Gracie Elvin (Mitchelton-Scott)
Gracie Elvin is an Australian cyclist who hails from Canberra. She is a 2 time Australian Road Race champion in 2013 and 2014.
Outside of road racing, she’s one of three founders and currently the Communications Director of Cyclist’s Alliance, the union for professional women cyclists.
They’re working towards setting up a minimum wage for the World Tour women cyclists and also to provide a voice for women cyclists in a male dominated sport.
12. Jessica Allen (Mitchelton-Scott)
Jessica Allen is the winner of the 2017 Australian Criterium Championship held in Ballarat.
She’s also the Junior Time Trial World Champion back in 2011 and have won national titles across road, track and time trials.
Off the bike, she’s part of the Dig Deep Coaching team, having joined them back in November 2016.
13. Kendall Ryan (Team Tibco-SVB)
Kendall Ryan is the 2015 United States Criterium Champion which was held in Greenville, South Carolina. In a crash marred last corner, she narrowly avoided a crash which took out defending champion, Coryn Rivera and sprinted to her win.
Kendall is the elder sister of Alexis Ryan who rides for Canyon-SRAM.
14. Leah Thorvilson (Canyon-SRAM)
Leah Thorvilson is a former long distance runner. She ran a personal marathon best of 2:37:26 at the Little Rock Marathon in Arkansas in 2012, where she also won 4 times in a row.
In December 2016, she beat 1200 other women to win the inaugural Zwift Academy Program. The win landed her a pro contract with Canyon SRAM in 2017 and she’s now in her second year with the team.
15. Lucy Kennedy (Mitchelton-Scott)
Lucy Kennedy is a first year pro with Mitchelton-Scott. Prior to signing professionally with Mitchelton-Scott in 2018, she rode for the Australian development team in 2017 and was one of the top cyclists in the local National Road Series.
Her biggest achievement to date is finishing 5th in her European debut at the 2018 Strade Bianche, ahead of team leader Amanda Spratt
Outside of cycling, she holds a degree Civil Engineering and has worked for 5 years as a traffic modeler.
16. Peta Mullens (Hagens Berman-Supermint)
Peta Mullens is a talented multi-discipline cyclist who has won multiple Australian MTB championships, the 2017 Australian cyclo-cross championship and the 2015 Australian Road Race championship.
When she’s not racing with her U.S. registered team, Hagens Berman-Supermint, she based herself in Bendigo, Australia.
17. Puck Moonen (Lotto-Soudal)
Dutch cyclist Puck Moonen is considered by many the most beautiful cyclist on today’s women’s peloton. Her face can be seen across many of Lotto-Soudal’s social media accounts and photoshoots.
Outside of cycling, she’s currently also studying Chemistry and Natural Science in the southern Dutch town of Liempde.
18. Rebecca Wiasak
Rebecca Wiasak is the 2018 Australian Criterium Champion.
She’s a decorated track cyclist, having being a double Individual Pursuit World Champion back in 2015 and 2016. She also holds the national 3000m individual pursuit record with a time of 3:27:018.
Prior to professional cycling, Rebecca was competed competitively in basketball, netball, running and triathlons.
19. Riejanne Markus (WaowDeals Pro Cycling)
Riejanne Markus is a Dutch cyclist based in Amstelveen in the Netherlands.
Her best result came in 2017 where she won the General Classification in the Gracia Orlova, a women stage race held in the Czech Republic.
During the 2017 off-season, she won the Beach Racing European Championship held in Scheveningen.
20. Sarah Roy (Mitchelton-Scott)
Hailing from New South Wales, Sarah Roy is an Australian cyclist who has been with Mitchelton-Scott since 2015. Prior to professional cycling, she was a competitive triathlete who has competed across all levels in Australia.
She shot to prominence with her win at the 2014 Australian National Criterium Championship in Ballarat and has backed that up with stage wins in the 2016 Boels Ladies Rental Tour and 2017 OVO Energy Women’s Tour.
More recently, she finished second in the 2018 Australian National Criterium Championships.
21. Vita Heine (Hitec Products-Birk Sport)
Vita Heine is the 2016 and 2017 Norwegian Road and Individual Time Trial champion.
She was born and grew up in Latvia before obtaining Norwegian citizenship in 2014 and has since ridden professionally for Hitec Products-Birk Sport.
Prior to riding professionally, she worked as an actuary for 2 years for Norway’s second largest insurance company, Tryg. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Informatics, Mathematics and Economy from University of Bergen and a Masters in Statistics.
22. Tiffany Cromwell (Canyon-SRAM)
Tiffany Cromwell is an Australian cyclist who has won major races such as the 2015 Omloop Het Nieuwsbald and 2 stages at the Giro Rosa, the women version of the Giro d’Italia.
She can be often seen on many Rapha’s and Canyon SRAM’s adverts on social media.
During the season, she’s based in Monaco and she’s back in Adelaide during the December-January period for the Australian summer of racing.
Outside of cycling, she dabbles in fashion and design, having studied fashion after high school. She combines cycling and fashion to set up the Tiffany Jane brand, focusing on cycling kit designs.