The Cycling News Podcast

The Greatest: Top10 female riders since 1998

July 1, 2020

In this week’s episode of the Cyclilngnews podcast, brought to you in association with Sportful and Pinarello, we rank the top-ten female riders from 1998 onwards. Our time frame takes into consideration the Women’s World Cup that ran from 1998 until 2015 and the  current Women’s WorldTour

With expert opinions from our women’s editor Kirsten Frattini and Procycling’s Ed Pickering we start with an incredibly strong long-list before whittling down to two sets of top tens.

The long list includes Marianne Voss, Leontien van Moorsel, Anna van der Breggen, Fabiana Luperini, Annemiek Van Vleuten, Petra Rossner, Nicole Cooke, Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and Ina Teutenberg to name but a few, and there are a number of surprise inclusions before settle on the best rider. 

Here's our long-list, so feel free to join in and post your order in the comments below. 

Annemiek Van Vleuten

Pauline Ferrand-Prevot

Fabiana Luperini

Petra Rossner

Marianne Vos 

Mara Abbott 

Emma Pooley 

Judith Arndt

Leontien van Moorsel 

Anna van der Breggen

Nicole Cooke  

Ina Teutenburg  

Kristin Armstrong  

Giorgia Bronzini  

Lizzie Deignan

Chloe Dygert

Kirsten Wild

Amanda Spratt

Oenone Wood  

Anna Wilson/Millward

Amber Neben  

Chloe Dygert

Kirsten Wild

Amanda Spratt

Hanka Kupfernagel

Emma Johnansson

Elisa Longo Borghini

Trixi Worrack

Evelyn Stevens

Mirijam Melchers


In this week’s episode we also hear from George Bennett and discuss all the breaking  news from Ed’s chicken farm.

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