Archive for the ‘Tour de France’ Category

The Tour is over – long live the Tour!

The Tour 2014 is over and has a winner – Vincenzo Nibali. As some readers asked how they could analyze the data interactively themselves, I post this video by Antony Unwin, who looked at the 2013 data, which was the 100th anniversary of the Tour. If you are inspired now, go download the data and […]

Why NIBALI has only a 50% chance to win the tour

Well, to be honest, I see a far higher chance for him to win the tour, but first let’s look at the data. Having collected 10 years of Tour de France data, it is time to look at structural features of a whole tour. With a sample size of 10 (yes, still far away from […]

Tour de France 2014

After the first 4 stages passed, I will start to log the results in the usual way as in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 now: Stage Results cumulative Time Ranks (click on the images to enlarge) – each line corresponds to a rider – smaller numbers are shorter times, i.e. better ranks – all […]

Making Movies

Making Movies is not only the name of an album by Dire Straits, but also the invitation of the ASA Statistical Graphics Section to enter the video competition. You might find the link a bit late (where I can’t dispute, but most creatives prefer to deliver “last minute”, so there is probably still some time […]

Tour de France 2013

Welcome to the Tour de France No. 100! After the first 6 stages passed, I will start to log the results in the usual way as in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 now: Stage Results cumulative Time Ranks (click on the images to enlarge) – each line corresponds to a rider – smaller numbers […]

As Good as it Gets

Developing software in academia usually does not lead to commercial products, and if the intention is just this, the academic qualities often fail to reach common standards. Nonetheless, there is always the hope that commercial products might pick up the ideas generated in academic software projects. Being involved in many software projects on (interactive) statistical […]

Tour de France 2012

– That’s it for this year … After we all recovered from the “shock” that Spanish soccer is still hard to beat (no matter if you are Italian or German …) its time to look into this year’s Tour de France data. After the first 4 stages passed, I will start to log the results […]

Tour de France 2011

— that’s it for this year, see you in 2012 (the latest) – au revoir! — (With now 7 years of full Tour de France data, I might start to compare the different tours on a more “global” level.) Again, the Tour de France has to compete with the soccer world championship – ok, this time […]

Tour de France 2010 Statistics Art Gallery

Sometimes the title may promise more than the post can hold … but I still try my best. As you might know, there is the usual visualization of the stage times, total times and ranks of all riders in the regular post to start with. As we have more data on the Tour and riders, […]

Tour de France 2010

July 3rd was probably the worst day to start the Tour de France, as many of us where captured by the quarter finals, which sent home nobody less than Diego Maradona’s dream team, which may dream for another four years now … Although the world cup yet has to see its best matches, I will […]

Tour de France 2009

It’s time again to trace the evolving Tour de France. This year is different as Lance Armstrong joined the field again and I am staying in France right now, attending the useR!2009 conference – this may probably limit my updates until Sunday … Stage Results cumulative Time Ranks (click on the images to enlarge) That’s […]

Le Tour 2008

Here we go in the fourth year after the years 2007, 2006 and 2005. Stage Results cumulative Time Ranks (click on the images to enlarge) “The trace of a winner” – (a spanish winner makes me suspicious though …) That’s it for this year!  (Thanks to Sergej for updating the scripts)