US Men’s Distance Depth

I was chatting with some friends today about the difference in depth between the US men’s and women’s squads, particularly in distance events, so when I sat down to noodle around with some data I ended up making this graph:

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This is all US men’s distance results for the past five seasons or so, but with some notable exceptions. First, I’ve removed all results from Kris Freeman and Noah Hoffman. Second, I’ve removed all prologues from stage races (this excluded 4-5 top 30 results, mostly by Andy Newell). Outside of Freeman and Hoffman, the US men average around 45th-55th place.

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