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Looking for a challenge, something to aim for or just a bit of inspiration? How about seeing how some of the top professional cyclists get on when they are out riding?

Through the magic of Strava, the website and app that tracks and records your rides, you can not only find out where your favourite athlete is training and riding, but also how fast and how often they ride. We've gathered together the overall stats from a selection of the top pros for you to peruse.

Train hard, keep working at it, and you can aspire to get close to their times. And you never know, you might just steel a Queen of the Mountain from one of them. How good would that feel?

[part title="Marianne Vos"]

Italy Road Cycling Worlds

Marianne Vos is an incredible athlete, competing in numerous road and track disciplines and dominating them all. Little wonder then that during the recent Women's Tour she clocked up well over a whopping 100 Queen of the Mountains. It's safe to say that some of those will stand for some time to come.


Marianne Vos Strava Profile

Total Distance: 3,050.2km

Total Number of Rides: 37

Biggest Ride: 157km

Biggest Climb: 606m

Follow Marianne Vos on Strava

[part title="Dani King"]

Dani King

Dani King rides for Wiggle Honda, and has a rather impressive palmarès. She's an Olympic Champion, multiple World Champion and a World Record holder - so you should get plenty of inspiration following her on Strava!

Dani King Strava Profile

Total Distance: 3229.0km

Total Number of Rides: 53

Biggest Ride: 123.7km

Biggest Climb: 330m

Follow Dani King on Strava

[part title="Helen Wyman"]


Although Helen Wyman rode in the 2014 Friends Life Women's Tour for the Matrix Fitness Vulpine road cycling team, and has competed at World Cup level in that discipline, at heart she's a Cyclocross rider. She's got 8 National and 2 European titles to her name in the field too.


Total Distance: 264.7km

Total Number of Rides: 3

Biggest Ride: 108.5km

Biggest Climb: 369m

Follow Helen Wyman on Strava

[part title="Sharon Laws"]

Sharon Laws Puts on the Strava QOM Jersey for the Third Day Running

She came, she saw hills, she conquered them. Sharon Laws took the polka dot Strava Queen of the Mountain jersey on the first day of the 2014 Women's Tour, and kept hold of it until the race was done.

An epic rider with a background in mountain biking as well as road cycling - she's won the Absa Cape Epic MTB race in South Africa twice - her change in focus to road has seen her go from strength to strength, winning the 2012 National Road Race Championships.


Sharon Laws Strava Profile

Total Number of Rides: 6

Biggest Ride: 117.8km

Biggest Climb: 154m

Follow Sharon Laws on Strava

[part title="Ellen van Dijk"]

Ellen van Dijk (Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam) wins Ronde van Vlaanderen

With 197 rides clocked up on Strava, there's plenty of routes that Ellen van Dijk has ridden for you to follow. You'd better be quick though as Ellen is a four times World Champion, a time trial specialist and until 2012 also rode track - and that's not even a complete summary of her achievements.


Ellen Van Dijk Strava Profile

Total Number of Rides: 197

Biggest Ride: 251.9km

Biggest Climb: 1,669m

Follow Ellen van Dijk on Strava

[part title="Peta Mullens"]

Peta Mullens Rides the Rollers

Australian Peta Mullens is another member of the highly successful Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling Team. She's clocked up a number of National titles in Track and Road cycling, and even took the National XC MTB Champion title in 2013. With a whopping 389 rides registered on Strava, you'll be busy for a while trying them all out - and some of those include World Cup routes too.


Peta Mullens Strava Profile

Total Number of Rides: 389

Biggest Ride: 224.6km

Biggest Climb: 1,533m

Follow Peta Mullens on Strava

[part title="Becky James"]

Double World Champion Becky James

Riding for the Wales and Team GB, Becky James is a well known cyclist with a focus on Track. She has several World Cup and World Champion titles to her name. Several of her Strava rides are around the Monmouth and South Wales area, so they're pretty accessible too.


Becky James Strava Profile

Total Number of Rides: 20

Biggest Ride: 128.5km

Biggest Climb: 697m

Follow Becky James on Strava

[part title="Katie Archibald"]


Katie Archibald is a rising star in the world of cycling, with a decisive victory at the 2014 Milk Race in May, and we're expecting exciting things from her in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. With her teammates, she's the reigning Team Pursuit World Champ and record holder.


Katie Archibald Strava Profile

Total Number of Rides: 145

Biggest Ride: 140.7km

Biggest Climb: 872m

Follow Katie Archibald on Strava

[part title="Elinor Barker"]

Elinor Barker

The reigning Team Pursuit World Champion in track cycling, Welsh rider Elinor Barker has an impressive array of Junior and Under23 titles to her name. It's clearly just the start of big things to come!


Total Distance: 413.2km

Total Number of Rides: 8

Biggest Ride: 64.9km

Biggest Climb: 209m

Follow Elinor Barker on Strava

[part title="Jolanda Neff"]

Jolanda Neff

Jolanda Neff is a supremely talented cyclist, with National, European and World Championship titles to her name in the discipline of cross country mountain biking. She's also a road cyclist, and was part of the Swiss National Team at the 2014 Friends Life Women's Tour.


Jolanda Neff Strava Profile

Total Number of Rides: 25

Biggest Ride: 143.5

Biggest Climb: 1,310m

Follow Jolanda Neff on Strava

[part title="Jo Rowsell"]

Joanna Rowsell

That's Joanna Rowsell MBE if you don't mind! And with World Championship titles from 2008, 09, 12 and 14, not to mention a 2012 Olympic Gold, you can see why she more than deserves the title. She's got 83 rides registered on Strava, so go see if you can get close to the QOM from the reigning Olympic, World and European Champion. No pressure!


Jo Rowsell Strava Profile

Total Number of Rides: 83

Biggest Ride: 128.9km

Biggest Climb: 770m

Follow Jolanda Neff on Strava