Top 11 pro riders to follow on Twitter

It's not all about the number of followers...

As we tell you every week, cyclists and Twitter is often a fantastic combination, and the simplest way to decide who to follow on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook might well be by their number of existing followers.

Multiple Grand Tour winner Alberto Contador counts over a million followers on his verified Twitter account, but the laughs and insights Alex Dowsett gives his 65k followers are often far more interesting.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.