Get ready to be inspired by the pros recording their rides on Strava - here's ten of the best to follow


In terms of cycling inspiration, seeing how the pros do it is a pretty good way to get you out on your bike.

If chasing your own personal bests doesn’t keep you going, then maybe following their exploits on Strava may spur you into action.

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Plenty of riders in the professional peloton record their rides on Strava – both training jaunts and actual races – so you can see just how fast they tackle the mountains and hills that left you gasping for breath.

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LottoNL-Jumbo‘s Laurens Ten Dam is a well known Strava fiend, racking up 14,000 miles on his bike this year alone. With such riding comes a whole lot of KoMs and Ten Dam holds a few cracking ones.

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But it’s not just Ten Dam who has been hunting KoMs, Thibaut Pinot has smashed a few this year as well, including setting the fastest time in 2015 on the vaunted Alpe d’Huez segment, which riders climbed on stage 20 of the Tour this year, won by Pinot himself.

Tejay van Garderen is the latest top level rider to join the Strava ranks, signing-up in November 2015 and showing off his winter training rides around the south of France.

Give these guys a follow on Strava, but also check out these other pros who race alongside them:

20 riders to follow on Strava:

Adam Yates – Orica – GreenEdge
Simon Yates – Orica – GreenEdge
Thibaut Pinot – FDJ
Jeremy Roy – FDJ
Michael Kwiatkowski – Etixx-QuickStep
Niki Terpstra – Etixx-QuickStep
Iljo Keisse – Etixx – QuickStep
Thomas De Gendt – Lotto- Soudal
Andre Greipel – Lotto – Soudal
Romain Bardet – Ag2r
Laurens Ten Dam (LTD) – Lotto NL – Jumbo
Robert Gesink – LottoNL – Jumbo
Wilco Kelderman – LottoNL – Jumbo
Steven Kruijswijk – LottoNL – Jumbo
Tejay van Garderen – BMC Racing
Greg van Avermaet – BMC Racing
Ian Boswell – Team Sky
Alex Dowsett – Movistar
Giovanni Visconti – Movistar
Lars Boom – Astana

Check out the full range of Strava’s pro athletes here.

  • Ciaran Carroll

    Forgot lieuwe westra, he doesn’t upload all of his cycles but he does upload a good bit with many of his spins having over 4000m of elevation

  • J1

    You’ve missed out the best one, Marcus Burghardt, some of his photos make you depressed you’re not cycling where he is.

    Gesink is a pretty creative photographer, love his photos.

  • Runaway_Nan

    Where are the pro women?