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{ Monthly Archives } July 2010

Week In Review: Friday July 30th

What’s have you missed this week?  Read on and I’ll tell you… We wrapped up some of the Tour de France graphs, even the fancy animated ones. I demonstrated that there’s nothing special about the Tour de France, graphically anyway. I’ve started putting my crazy contraption, Distributed Sprint Points to good use, looking at the […]


Post-WJC/U23 Development: Germany

Another installment looking at how athletes have faired following WJC/U23 racing. This time we’re looking at Germany, a country that gained some notoriety over the last 10-15 years for a dramatic turnaround in athlete development.  At least, that’s what I remember the conventional wisdom being. We’ll start with just the basic graph (click through for […]

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Career Retrospective: Milan Sperl

The career retrospectives took an unintentional week off last Friday due my being distracted by the Tour. Milan who?  Again, a skier who’s name I should probably know, but did not.  He’s a Czech skier who’d been competing internationally since around 2000. Particularly since he looks like a fun guy. Sperl won a Bronze medal […]

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2010 Giro d’Italia GC Plot

I apologize again for the heavy cycling bent I’ve been on lately.  You just can’t pass up the chance to make fun graphs like these, though. This is just your standard bumps chart for GC rank from the 2010 Giro d’Italia.  Somewhat confusingly (to casual bike fans like me) the colors of the jerseys are […]

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Post-WJC/U23 Development: Canada

In a short piece on FasterSkier the other day, I showed a graph that examined the FIS points vs. age trends of skiers broken down by their success at WJCs or U23s.  In it, I highlighted only the American athletes, apart from the general trends for all skiers. I thought that I’d continue with a […]

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Most Improved: Women’s Sprint

Continuing on from Monday’s post, we turn now to the most improved women sprinter last season. Here’s the table of the top ten most improved female sprinters on the World Cup: [table id=14] First, the familiar names (at least, familiar to me).  Korosteleva and Ingemarsdotter are both excellent sprinters who’ve been around for at least […]

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FasterSkier Article

The guys at FasterSkier were kind enough (again) to post something of mine at their site.  You can read it here.  I’ll be following up that article with more graphs highlighting skiers from different countries over the next week or two, so stay tuned…

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