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Get an inside look at the 2018 Tour de France by following these pros on Strava

Cyclist magazine
20 Jul 2018

More pros than ever sharing their rides from the race on the social network site Strava

Riders using Strava at the 2017 Tour de France

Strava was initially designed as a way to motivate riders who otherwise couldn’t get together to train and compete. This isn’t exactly a problem for the 198 professional riders who are now riding the 2017 Tour de France.

However, with ever more of them using Strava, the social network has become an excellent way to keep tabs on your favourite star riders.

While it might be a bit harsh for local French or German cyclists who see their KOMs tumble to pros hitching a lift in a charging peloton, for everyone else it’s a great way to see how their efforts match up against the top riders.

Exactly how much insight there is to be gained on adding your favourite pros to your Strava feed depends on how much they feel like sharing.

While most are happy to show off as to how fast they are at climbing or descending, many are more cagey about sharing their power output or even heart rate.

Tour de France riders on Strava

Ag2r La Mondiale

Romain Bardet (Fra)
Jan Bakelants (Bel)
Pierre Latour (Fra)
Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra)

Astana

Michael Valgren (Den)
Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz)
Andriy Grivko (Ukr)

Bahrain-Merida

Grega Bole (Slo)
Ondrej Cink (Cze)

BMC Racing

Damiano Caruso (Ita)
Stefan Kung (Sui)
Greg Van Avermaet (Bel)
Danilo Wyss (Sui)
Amael Moinard (Fra)

Bora-Hansgrohe

Emanuel Buchmann (Ger)
Marcus Burghardt (Ger)
Jay McCarthy (Aus)

Cannondale-Drapac

Taylor Phinney (USA)
Pierre Rolland (Fra)
Rigoberto Uran (Col)
Nathan Brown (USA)

Cofidis

Geoffrey Soupe (Fra)
Dimitri Claeys (Bel)
Julien Simon (Fra)
Christophe Laporte (Fra)
Luis Ángel Maté (Esp)

Dimension Data

Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA)
Jaco Venter (RSA)
Scott Thwaites (GBr)

Direct-Energie

Thomas Boudat (Fra)
Lilian Calmejane (Fra)
Adrien Petit (Fra)
Perrig Quéméneur (Fra)
Angelo Tulik (Fra)

FDJ

Thibaut Pinot (Fra)
Arnaud Demare (Fra)
Ignatas Konovalovas (Lit)
Olivier Le Gac (Fra)
Davide Cimolai (Ita)
Michael Delage (Fra)
Arthur Vichot (Fra)
Rudy Molard (Fra)

Fortuneo

Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg)
Maxime Bouet (Fra)
Romain Hardy (Fra)
Elie Gesbert (Fra)
Laurent Pichon (Fra)

Lotto-Soudal

André Greipel (Ger)
Thomas De Gendt (Bel)
Tiesj Benoot (Bel)
Tim Wellens (Bel)

Movistar

Andrey Amador (Crc)
Jasha Sutterlin (Ger)

Orica-Scott

Michael Albasini (Sui)
Damien Howson (Aus)
Daryl Impey (RSA)
Simon Yates (GBr)

Quick-Step Floors

Philippe Gilbert (Bel)