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Tirreno – Adriatico

Updated for the 2019 edition

On this page you can find all sorts of historical Tirreno – Adriatico cycling statistics. This page is permanently under construction and will be expanded and improved with more cycling statistics and visualizations. If you are interested in cycling betting don’t forget to check out our predictions page. The 2019 Tirreno – Adriatico predictions will be published once the startlist is (almost) final. Most figures and tables below should be self explanatory.

Tour de Pologne

Updated for the 2019 edition

On this page you can find all sorts of historical Tour de Pologne cycling statistics. This page is permanently under construction and will be expanded and improved with more cycling statistics and visualizations. If you are interested in cycling betting don’t forget to check out our predictions page. The 2019 Tour de Pologne predictions will be published once the startlist is (almost) final. Most figures and tables below should be self explanatory.

Tour de Romandie

Updated for the 2019 edition

On this page you can find all sorts of historical Tour de Romandie cycling statistics. This page is permanently under construction and will be expanded and improved with more cycling statistics and visualizations. If you are interested in cycling betting don’t forget to check out our predictions page. The 2019 Tour de Romandie predictions will be published once the startlist is (almost) final. Most figures and tables below should be self explanatory.

Tour de Suisse

Updated for the 2019 edition

On this page you can find all sorts of historical Tour de Suisse cycling statistics. This page is permanently under construction and will be expanded and improved with more cycling statistics and visualizations. If you are interested in cycling betting don’t forget to check out our predictions page. The 2019 Tour de Suisse predictions will be published once the startlist is (almost) final. Most figures and tables below should be self explanatory.

Tour of Turkey

Updated for the 2019 edition

On this page you can find all sorts of historical Tour of Turkey cycling statistics. This page is permanently under construction and will be expanded and improved with more cycling statistics and visualizations. If you are interested in cycling betting don’t forget to check out our predictions page. The 2019 Tour of Turkey predictions will be published once the startlist is (almost) final. Most figures and tables below should be self explanatory.

UAE Tour

Updated for the 2019 edition

On this page you can find all sorts of historical UAE Tour cycling statistics. This page is permanently under construction and will be expanded and improved with more cycling statistics and visualizations. If you are interested in cycling betting don’t forget to check out our predictions page. The 2019 UAE Tour predictions will be published once the startlist is (almost) final. Most figures and tables below should be self explanatory.

Volta Ciclista a Catalunya

Tomorrow it is time for 99th Volta Ciclista a Catalunya. Before the race start let’s take a look at some historical statistics of this race. For now we limit ourselves to the basic statistics that we also considered for the Tour Down Under. Furthermore we consider the years 2012-2018 and exclude the results in team time trials. In Figure 1 you can find the number of stage wins per rider.

Milano San Remo in 1 figure

Milan San Remo is the longest one-day race on the UCI calendar. Because the stage is largely flat it is known as a sprinters classic, despite the fact that the parcours does have some climbs. In general the length of the stage and intermediate obstacles thin out the field considerably and the final sprint is frequently between a severely reduced ‘peloton’. In Figure 1 you can find an interactive plot with the Milan San Remo results since 2008.

Clustering riders: an improved approach

In this post we are going to continue with the clustering problem that we started in February. The idea remains the same, we are going to try to automatically group riders, but we changed our approach considerably. In the first step we identify four rider clusters: time trialists, sprinters, GC guys/climbers and classics specialists. After that we zoom in on the sprint cluster and the clustering algorithm comes up with three distinct sprinter types.

Clustering riders

Today we address a complex, but fun and interesting problem: clustering riders. This is by far a new idea, everybody knows Elia Viviani and Dylan Groenewegen are classified as ‘sprinters’, whereas Chris and Froome are ‘GC guys’. The label a rider receives is simply based on past results. We are going to investigate whether we can take this a step further by (1) using a uniform point system for race results and (2) including other dimensions than just outcomes.