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Tour de France – Stage 2

Another bout of cycling fandom will keep us busy for a bit this July. Obviously, as of last night we’ve only had a handful of stages, but unlike with the Giro I have a bit more historical data to compare it do. I’m only going to do a handful of types of graphs for the […]

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Tour de Ski Recap

I didn’t do nearly as much writing about the Tour as I would have liked, but here are some graphs summarizing the way things shook out. Men Here’s a bird’s eye view of the men’s Tour, measured using seconds behind the median skier: These sorts of bump charts are nice, as they can allow you […]

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TdS Freestyle Sprint Recap

Once again, a bit after the fact…the heat times analysis for the freestyle sprint the other day. Men Starting with the finals: That was decidedly slow, tactical final. Interesting that David Hofer had such fast times in the quarters and semis. Semifinal 2 was slightly faster, but not by a ton. Women As for the […]

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Tour de Ski Rest Day Review

There’s just too much racing going on during the first half of January to comment on it all. But the first rest day of the Tour de Ski certainly deserves some notes. So here’s a look at the current leaders of the Tour, compared to how they’ve fared in previous years, starting with the men: […]

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Tour de France Graphs

The Tour de Carnage France is well underway. I planned to post a few graphs on Monday, the Tour’s first rest day, but a skiing post took precedence. So these graphs run through yesterday’s Stage 10. As usual with these cycling posts I’m not going to say much. I’m just putting the graphs out there […]

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Tour de Ski Recap: Part 2

Continuing on from my previous post, let’s move on to look at how different nations fared compared to last year’s Tour (click through for full versions): The German men struggled, but mainly that shows up here as skiers dropping out rather than performing poorly.  In fact, the one German man who made it all the […]

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Tour de Ski Recap: Part 1

Now that the entire Tour is in the books, here’s how it played out, at least the big picture: I have to say, good job to Fransesc Soulie (AND) and Callum Watson (AUS) for hanging in there, despite being way off the back.  Eight races in ten days is a tough feat, even for the […]

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