Lizzie Deignan is queen of pro cycling tweeters

British Boels-Dolmans rider Lizzie Deignan has the most Twitter followers of any female professional road cyclist

Former world champion Lizzie Deignan (Boels-Dolmans) tops the table for having the most followers among female pro road cyclists on social media platform Twitter.

Deignan, from Otley, West Yorkshire, is comfortably ahead of another former world champion, Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv), with 116,000 followers to the Dutchwoman’s 96k at the time the stats were collated.

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Deignan and Vos are light years ahead of other riders, with French rider Pauline Ferrand-Prevot (Rabo-Liv) a distant third with 25.6k.

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British former junior world champion Lucy Garner (Wiggle-High5) also sits in the top 10, with 14.6k followers.

The list was collated by TB Pro Cycling in April. Riders were selected for the list based on top 10 placings in 2015 races, including the UCI World Cup.

Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) tops the table for male pro cyclists, and currently has 1.29million Twitter followers.

Professional cyclists appear to have wholly embraced Twitter in the past few years, with the majority of top riders having signed up to the micro-blogging service.

Female pro cyclists with the most Twitter followers

1) Lizzie Deignan – née Armitstead (UK) 116K
2) Marianne Vos (Netherlands) 96K
3) Pauline Ferrand-Prevot (France) 25.6K
4) Evelyn Stevens (USA) 17K
5) Emma Johansson (Sweden) 16.2K
6) Anna Sanchis (Spain) 15.5K
7) Lucy Garner (UK) 14.6K
8) Tiffany Cromwell (Australia) 12.8K
9) Annette Edmondson (Australia) 12K
10) Ellen Van Dijk (Netherlands) 10.3K
11) Annemiek van Vleuten (Netherlands) 10K
12) Jolanda Neff (Switzerland) 10K
13) Kristin Armstrong (USA) 9.2K
14) Gracie Elvin (Australia) 8.5K
15) Jolien D’Hoore (Belgium) 7.9K
16) Anna van der Breggen (Netherlands) 7.3K
17) Elisa Longo (Italy) 7.2K
18) Ashleigh Moolman (South Africa) 6.9K
19) Giorgia Bronzini (Italy) 6.7K
20) Kirsten Wild (Netherlands) 6.2K
21) Roxane Knetemann (Netherlands) 5.5K
22) Elena Cecchini (Italy) 4.5K
23) Amy Roberts (UK) 4.4K
24) Chantal Blaak (Netherlands) 3.9K
25) Vera Koedooder (Netherlands) 3.7K
26) Chloe Hosking (Australia) 3.6K
27) Lucinda Brand (Netherlands) 3.5K
28) Tatiana Guderzo (Italy) 3.3K
29) Mayuko Hagiwara (Japan) 3.2K
30) Mara Abbott (USA) 3.1K
31) Lauren Kitchen (Australia) 3.1K
32) Megan Guarnier (USA) 2.9K
34) Kelly Druyts (Belgium) 2.9K
35) Amy Pieters (Netherlands) 2.9K
34) Sheyla Ruiz Gutierrez (Spain) 2.8K
35) Martina Bastianelli (Italy) 2.8K
36) Charlotte Becker (Germany) 2.7K
37) Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Poland) 2.4K
38) Barbara Guarischi (Italy) 2.2K
39) Emilie Moberg (Norway) 2.2K
40) Flourtje Mackaij (Netherlands) 2.1K
41) Lisa Brennauer (Germany) 2K
42) Maria Alice Arzuffi (Italy) 1.9K
43) Linda Villumsen (New Zealand) 1.9K
44) Shelley Olds (USA) 1.9K
45) Liita Lepisto (Finland) 1.7K
46) Roxane Fournier (France) 1.6K
47) Susanna Zorzi (Italy) 1.6K
48) Trixi Worrack (Germany) 1.4K
49) Christine Majerus (Netherlands) 1.2K
50) Fanny Riberot (France) 0.956K
51) Kim de Baat (Netherlands) 0.874K
52) Pascale Jouland (France) 0.795K
53) Katrina Garfoot (Australia) 0.787K
54) Annalisa Cucinotta (Italy) 0.765K
55) Beatrice Bartellini (Italy) 0.640K
56) Alena Amialiusik (Belarus) 0.634K
57) Anisha Vekemans (Belgium) 0.560k
58) Sofie-Ann Duyck (Belgium) 0.540K
59) Marta Tagliaferro (Italy) 0.410K
60) Elena Berlato (Italy) 0.356K
61) Anna Trevisi (Italy) 0.332K
62) Eugenia Bujak (Poland) 0.233K
63) Coralie Demay (France) 0.110K

All information was correct 16.43pm, 1/4/2016