Covid-19 and the Tour de France

Update 17-10-2020: Added a figure for the Giro (Sicily only) too. This cycling season was disrupted abruptly by Covid-19 a.k.a. the coronavirus. The misery started February 27, 2020 when the UAE Tour was canceled after the fifth stage. Riders where quarantined in the desert, some longer than others. In the end the teams Cofidis, Groupama-FDJ and Gazprom-Rusvelo were able to leave the UAE on March 8. Fortunately, Ramon Sinkeldam and Arnaud Demare had a a Playstation that was smuggled into the hotel by Bas Tietema.

Tour de France 2019 Stages and Elevation

It has been quite a while since the last analysis and by now we are more than half way the Tour de France 2019. One of the most interesting Tour in years if you ask me. Julian Alaphilippe in yellow, no truly dominant team and many surprising stages. The past four stages took place in the Pyrenees. In this post we will take a look at the past mountain stages and their relative difficulties.

Visualizing the road to the Giro d'Italia

This is one of the times I truely deviated from my plan. There is a lot of work to do with the prediction algorithms, but instead of focusing I made a small app that can be used to visualize rider and team preparations for the Giro d’Italia. Talking about the Giro, did you already see our statistics on the Giro d’Italia race page? Before we continue there are 2 important things: