Last updated: February 2022
From Hollywood stunt stars to Tour de France winners we've listed the 15 most popular cyclists on Instagram. How many do you follow?
1) Fabio Wibmer
Fabio Wibmer is a trials rider from Austria, known for his incredible stunt videos that showcase his extraordinary skills. He has also enjoyed success as a downhiller and freerider winning the Austrian Whip-Off Contest 2015 and the Innsbruck Downhill Cup in 2016 and 2017. Fabio was also the Austrian Downhill Champion in 2016.
2) Peter Sagan
Peter Sagan needs no introduction, he is a legend in professional road cycling. The Slovak rider has won the UCI World Championship three years in a row (2015, 2016 & 2017) and the prestigious Green Jersey the first time he rode the Tour de France in 2012 and every year since until 2016.
3) Danny Macaskill
Scottish rider Danny MacAskill rose to fame in 2009 when he uploaded a street trials video to YouTube. Since then the video has gained more than 35 million views and Danny has featured in the New York Times, performed stuntman roles in Hollywood movies and appeared in TV commercials. He was also nominated for Action Sportsperson of the Year at the Laureus World Sports Awards.
4) Rigoberto Uran
Rigoberto Urán is a Colombian super star, finishing second overall at the 2017 Tour de France and twice at the Giro d’Italia. Urán has also won a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games Road Race.
5) Nairo Quintana
Winner of the 2014 Giro d’Italia and 2016 Vuelta a España, Nairo Quintana is another Colombian celebrity! Finishing on the Tour de France podium three times, Quintana is known as one of the best climbers in the sport.
6) Egan Bernal
Egan Bernal made history as the first Latin American rider to win the Tour de France when he took victory in 2019. Bernal then went on to win the 2021 Giro d’Italia.
7) Chris Froome
One of the most successful cyclists Britain has ever seen, Chris Froome has won seven Grand Tours, including four editions of the Tour de France. Froome has also won two Olympic bronze medals and finished third in the 2017 World Championships.
8) Alberto Contador
One of the most successful riders of his era, now retired Spanish cycling star Alberto Contador won the Tour de France twice, the Giro d’Italia twice and the Vuelta a España three times. He is one of only seven riders to have won all three Grand Tours.
9) Julian Alaphilippe
The charismatic Frenchmen is known for his animated racing style which has seen him win 6 stages of the Tour de France, Milano-Sanremo, and crowned him World Champion for two consecutive years.
10) Mathieu Van Der Poel
Born in 1995 Mathieu van der Poel is a Dutch cyclist who has enjoyed success across different disciplines including cyclo-cross, mountain bike and road cycling. He has won the cycle-cross World Championships an incredible 4 times. On the road Mathieu has worn the yellow jersey at the Tour de France after winning the second stage and had victories in many other prestigious races such as the Tour of Flanders
11) Sam Pilgrim
Sam Pilgrim is a British professional freeride mountain biker and former freeride mountain bike world champion. Sam gained followers and fame through his YouTube channel where he makes videos documenting his stunts around the world.
12) Mark Cavendish
Mark Cavendish, arguably one of the best sprinters of all time has won 34 stages of the Tour de France, putting him in joint first on the all time list alongside Eddy Merckx. Cavendish has also won the World Championship, Milano-Sanremo and 15 stages of the Giro d’Italia. But his success doesn’t stop there Cavendish has also won the World Championships on the track and a silver medal at the Rio Olympics.
13) Richard Carapaz
At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Richard Carapaz won gold making him first Ecuadorian cyclist to win a medal. Carapaz has also won the Giro d’Italia, and finished on the podium at the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España.
14) Nino Schurter
Nino Schurter is a Swiss cross-country cyclist who has won the men’s world cross-country championship 9 times and the overall UCI World Cup 7 times. He also won gold at Olympics in 2016, silver in 2012 and bronze in 2008.
15) Brandon Semenuk
Brandon Semenuk is a three-time Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour Gold Medalist, five-time Red Bull Joyride Winner, X-Games Real MTB Gold Medalist and the first person to ever win the Red Bull Rampage four times. The Canadian is known as one of the best freeride mountain bikers in history.
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