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12 Road Cycling Women to Follow on Instagram

Get these women in your newsfeed for daily inspiration

Instagram is fast becoming our favourite social media channel. We can follow not only our closest friends, but also experts and pro cyclists who can really show us how it’s done.

Whilst most of us squeeze our riding in as and when we can, pro cyclists have all day to ride – which means plenty of picture stops, it would seem. Some of them share excellent nutrition tips and glimpses into what an athlete in tip top shape really eats, too.

Our list doesn’t just contain pro riders, though – there are also some female roadies in there who inspire us for other reasons. Have a browse, and get following…

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Tiffany Cromwell

The Aussie CANYON//SRAM rider has an interest in fashion and design – and it shows. Tiffany’s feed is jam packed full of stunning imagery – from the bike, the cafes, and the inside of her kitchen (wherever that may be). She’s also besties with Lizzie Deignan (nee Armitstead) so you can expect to see lots of double selfies with the former World Champ.

See her feed her. 

Aahhhh how’s the serenity. ☀️???????? . . . #fromwhereiride #mycanyon #takethelead #preseason #endlesssummer #thisisRADelaide . . @wmncycling @canyon_bikes @sramroad @rapha

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Lizzie Deignan (nee Armitstead)

Well, that was an obvious transition – but we couldn’t miss former World Champion Lizzie off the list. Follow her feed for a little bit of everything – food, LOTS of coffee shots, riding pictures and a few more recent honeymoon moments.

See her profile here.

✌️out honeymoon

A photo posted by Lizzie (@l_deignan) on

Emily Chappell

Alright, so it’s not ALL road – but lots of it is, and Emily Chappell probably clocks up more road miles than most. The ex-courier, Transcontinental winner and Adventure Syndicate co-founder can usually be found on her bike, and there are loads of beautiful pictures to show for it…

See her profile here 

Necessary smugness. #Italy #cycling #amalficoast #tarmac

A photo posted by Emily Chappell (@emilyofchappell) on

Katie Archibald

The Track Team Pursuit Olympic Gold medallist kind of reminds of a slightly younger, marginally more (ok, a lot more) sporty Caitlin Moran (no slight on Caitlin’s sportyness, to be clear).

Expect to find shots from the track, shots from the pack – plus lots of literary references, musical inspiration and multicoloured hair.

Follow her here.

Shady’s back. Tell a friend.

A photo posted by Katie Archibald (@_katiearchibald) on

Ottilie Quince

In 2008 Ottilie had a kidney transplant – but she recovered well. So well, she’s now Triple World Champ, and captain of the GB Transplant Cyclists team. Based rather handily in the cycling mecca that is Majorca, she’s also a massage therapist, and cycling commentator, presenter and reporter.

Follow her here

These new bibtights are the bees knees!???????? @ridebontrager #OQ #review #cycling #apparel #kit #clothing #ropa #warm #cosy #OQRideFast #cyclist #stealth #fit #Mallorca #winter #training #bikelife #Trek #Otts #sponsors #instadaily @trekbikes @garmin @rideshimano

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Marianne Vos

We just can’t help but be starstruck by Marianne Vos. Multiple World and 2012 Olympic gold medallist, she’s had a tough last year with injury and overtraining taking their toll. However, she returned to racing towards the end of this season and with her new team WM3 Pro Cycling ready to roll, we’re excited to see what’s to come.

Follow her here 

Size doesn’t matter, does it? [© Daniela Tommasi] #fortheloveofthegame #8″ #corestability #fun #ToMR2016

A photo posted by Marianne Vos (@mariannevosofficial) on

Hannah Barnes

National Road Race Champ Hannah Barnes had a tough start to the year, too – suffering from a broken ankle that kept her off the bike for months. But she came back fighting strong. Like the other 8 riders on the squad, she’s sticking with CANYON//SRAM next year, so expect to see more fantastic kit and a few holiday snaps with pro boyfriend Tao Geoghegan Hart…

Follow her here 

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Giorgia Bronzini

The pint sized Italian (who packs a lot of punch!) is one of the coolest, down-est-to-earth pro cyclists we’ve ever met. The road cycling sprinter is now entering her final year racing full time, and we can’t wait to see her snapping her way through the season.

Follow her here 

Best challenge…????????

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Hannah Troop

Hannah is a freelance journalist, who has written a few cracking pieces for TWC. The lucky writer upped-sticks to move to Barcelona earlier this year, and whilst out there she’s certainly putting the miles in…

Follow her here. 

Weekend riding!! ???? @sergimunyoz . . . #bikergirl #girlswhoride #barcelona #catalunya #bikestagram #outsideisfree #seaside #beach #whyiride #bikes #ciclismo #onyva #wave #watching #sol #womenscycling

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Joanna Rowsell-Shand

We could basically suggest you follow everyone in the GB track squad, becasue honestly they’re all amazing. But Jo Rowsell-Shand wins for all the incredible food pictures, and cat pictures (his name is Charlie, he got lost once which was very sad, but he came home).

Follow her here.

Amazing reception, thank you Manchester!!! ???????? #GBheroesMCR

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Jo McRae

Jo is a coach specialising in conditioning programs for cyclists. She has a background in road and track racing. Expect to see lots of useful gym tips, inspiration for new strength training variations, and some cool riding shots when there’s time to squeeze them in…

Follow her here. 

Long time no snatch. I’ve been missing this. Back in the game ???????? An arm injury has kept me away from the Olympic lifting for over a month. I’ve kept up my strength by squatting, but it was so good to get back to it today ???? #snatch #news #weightlifting #strong #flexible #mind #body #incontrol #cycling

A video posted by Jo McRae (@jomcrae1) on

Chloe Hosking

Moving on from Wiggle High5 to the ranks of Alé-Cipollini this year, Hosking plans to spend the season racing, studying for her law degree, and spending time with family, friends and her fiancee.

That’s a lot going on – lots to post about then!

Follow her here. 


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Oh, and don’t forget… Total Women’s Cycling

Follow us and share your pics with #twcweride and we’ll feature some of your pics on our own feed, too!

Lunch stop time with @iamspecialized_wmn @specialized_bikes

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