Le Tour 2007

That’s it for the 2007 chaos tour. Looking at the time distributions makes everybody above the median quite suspicious … more doping cases to come – maybe including A.C.

Although many people claim little interest in the tour after the many doping cases, this is all the more a reason to check whether we will find a structural change of the 2007 race compared to the races of the years 2006 and 2005.

Stage Results cumulative Time Ranks
Stage Total Rank
(click on the images to enlarge)

Prologue: Andreas KLÖDEN – one of the “last big ones” left – No.2
Stage 01: calm ride through the English country side …
Stage 02: one big crash and one time for all
Stage 03: CANCELLARA defends the jersey impressively
Stage 04: HUSHOVD’S day!
Stage 05: VINOKOUROV falls back after his crash
Stage 06: Another day to rest – not only for VINOKOUROV and KLÖDEN
Stage 07: GERDEMANN aiming at white, rewarded with yellow – more than a 1-shot?
Stage 08: Nobody could stop RASMUSSEN!
Stage 09: Last stage in the Alpes and 18 drop-outs so far
Stage 10: German television stops live broadcasting after SINKEWITZ’s case came up
Stage 11: VANSEVENANT ‘defends’ his last place successfully …
Stage 12: A day to rest on the bike.
Stage 13: VINOKOUROV “found his legs again”, at least for a day.
Stage 14: RASMUSSEN still in yellow – despite the doping case …
Stage 15: Another stage for VINOKOUROV
Stage 16: VINOKOUROV’s case end the tour for team Astana
Stage 17: “A team a day keeps doping away …”

(Thanks to Sergej for updating the scripts) 


  1. Peter says:

    Will it be possible to get the dataset from the following years 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009? I am using it for a school project.

    Thank you in advance.

  2. martin says:

    Sure, should I send the data to the e-mail address associated with your comment?
    (I am surprised that I didn’t post the data for these years on the blog …)

  3. Peter says:

    yes, thank you very much.

    would it be possible for me to ask further questions regarding data analysis? I’m writing a major assignment, and would be very grateful for your help.

    -Peter W.

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