Reblog Data crunch the TDF by numbers 2016

July 26, 2016 – The 2016 Tour de France wrapped up on Sunday with Chris Froome (SKY) celebrating his third overall win of this prestigious race.

Graphics/Words by Dimension Data || Image by Yuzuru Sunada

Additionally, Dimension Data produced a final infographic based on the information obtained through its data analytics technology that tracked each riders’ journey across the 21 stages. Here’s a quick snapshot of race analytics:

1. The riders conquered 80 km/h winds, 3 rainy finishes, 1 hail storm and 1 day of 35C/95F heat.
2. Stage 11 was the fastest with an average speed of 46.65 km/h while Stage 18 was the slowest speed at 29.58 km/h.
3. Riders climbed a total of 8,500 m in elevation of categorized climbs in the Alps which is equal to 26 Eiffel Towers.
4. Dimension Data Big Data truck traveled 4,892.5 km and processed 127.8 million data records in its cloud.

The 22-person data team used 12 collaboration tools to work with colleagues around the world and coordinate a 24-hour testing and development cycle to keep up with the race. You can view Dimension Data’s graphic list of facts from the 2016 Tour de France above.


The Tour de France in numbers

Dutch corner on one of the more difficult climbs to access gives you an Idea of the crowds at this iconic race but ever wondered about the organisation and total numbers? Peleton scratches the surface….

With over 4,500 people, organizers, teams, media, partners, advertising caravan, service providers and more, the numbers truly speak for themselves. Enjoy the Tour de France by numbers.

198 riders at the start (22 teams of 9 riders)
300 support staff
15 members of the race jury

2015 Route
3,360 km (21 stages)
3 countries visited (The Netherlands, Belgium and France)
26 French departments visited
37 stage sites
624 municipalities crossed (568 in France, 17 in The Netherlands, 39 in Belgium)

100 A.S.O. staff
300 temporary staff
1550 beds reserved every day for the organization and the sports teams

Medical Services
10 doctors (all specialties), 5 nurses
7 ambulances, 2 medical cars, 1 motorcycle, 1 radiology truck

48 members of the Republican Guard motorcycle division
13 officers on duty as the permanent police of the Tour
14,000 gendarmes / 9 000 police officers and CRS riot police mobilized
1,000 agents from the General Councils

Accredited Media (2014 edition)
2000 journalists, consultants and photographers
637 media organisations
373 newspapers, press agencies and Internet sites
92 television networks
114 photo agencies
58 radio stations

TV Broadcast
Broadcast in 190 countries
100 channels, including 60 live
8 stages broadcast in full
80 hours of live broadcast produced (international signal)
6,100 hours aired worldwide in 2014

Internet / New Media
32 million unique visitors / 146 million pages viewed on in 2014
4 languages: French, English, Spanish, German
1,700,000 fans on Facebook
1,300,000 followers on Twitter
500,000 on Google +
100,000 on Instagram
1, 1 million downloads of applications dedicated to the Tour de France

France Télévisions coverage
Daily programs
Start Village – on France 3 at 12.45 every day – Special 10 year show on July 12
Le Direct – (Live Broadcast) on France 3 from 1.50 PM and on France 2 from 3 PM
Vélo Club – on France 2 following the stage just until 6.40 PM
Stade 2 sports – program on France 2, live broadcast from the Tour de France on July 5, 12 and 19 at 5.30 PM
L’image du jour – on France 2 at 8.40 PM
Le film du Tour – (stage summary) on France 3 every night at 8.10 PM after the Tout le Sport sports round-up programme

Poulidor Premier, June 29 at 8.45 PM on France 3
Hinault, part one July 13 at 3.20 PM and part 2 July 21 at 4.40 PM on France 2
Jacques Chancel, le Grand Chancelier, July 21 at 5.30 PM on France 2

8 stages will be broadcast in full
1: Utrecht – Utrecht / Saturday July 4
2: Utrecht – Zealand / Sunday July 5
3: Antwerp – Huy / Monday July 6
9: Vannes – Plumelec / Sunday July 12
12: Lannemezan – Plateau de Beille / Thursday July 16
19: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne – La Toussuire / Friday July 24
20: Modane Valfréjus – Alpe d’Huez / Saturday July 25
21: Sèvres-Grand Paris Seine Ouest – Paris Champs-Elysées / Sunday July 26

La Course by Le Tour de France
Sunday July 26th, from 1.50 PM on France 3

42 partner brands with 5 new partners (Dimension Data, Le Gaulois, Bostik, Cornetto, GoPro)
5 Club Partners
7 Official Partners
16 Official Suppliers
5 Technical Partners
2 Official Supporters
2 Media Partners
2 Official Broadcasters
3 Institutional Partners

Advertising Caravan
154 vehicles
34 brands
600 people
14 million objects handed out
12 km of procession
35 minutes of show
55 people to supervise the caravane, including 13 officers of the Republican Guard motorcycle division

Spectators on the side of the road (2014 edition)
64% of men and 36% of women
54% under the age of 50, with 10% under the age of 25
80% of French spectators and 20% from abroad
More than 40 nationalities identified
6h30 of presence on the road side (6h on flat stages, 7h for mountain stages)
92% come accompanied (on average 5 people per group)

2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 73,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 3 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

The tour de France in numbers

  • More than 10,000 cyclists have taken part In the Tour de France since it started.
    • it is estimated they have covered more than 350,000km.
    • At 5,745km, the 1926 Tour was the longest.
      • Three Tour riders have died while racing (Francisco Cepeda, Tom Simpson and Fabio Casartelli).
      • The youngest winner was Henri Comet, who won in 1904 at the age of 20.
        • France has won the race 36 times, followed by Belgium with 18 wins.
          • Eddy Merckx has amassed the greatest number of stage wins 36.

The Geek in me like this: Social Running Geekiness

It’s one thing to look at your own personal-fitness data and identify trends and tendencies. But what about crunching the numbers of 1,000 New Yorkers over a nearly four-month period? That’s the kind of project that requires some serious know-how.

Graphic designer Nicholas Felton enlisted 14 of his students at Manhattan’s School of Visual Arts to analyze the metadata aggregated by 1,000 Nike+ runs conducted from Sept. 7 to Dec. 21 of last year. The result is an incredibly detailed representation of New Yorkers’ running habits, where the most popular routes are, what time of day Nike+ runners are more likely to be outside, and more.

The above graphic (done by Cooper Smith) shows where the most popular running paths are in Central Park. The red lines indicate the highest trafficked areas, and as Smith notes on his blog, the lighter green and blue entrails extending from the east side of the park show that more people tend to enter the park from the Upper East Side. The same lines don’t show up nearly as often along the Upper West Side entrance points.

Felton’s team did more than just static graphical overlays. The video below (also done by Smith) puts the Nike+ into motion, illustrating where people are running during what time of day. (The actual date of the run is irrelevant in this analysis.)

Teammate Erin Moore opted for a more traditional day-by-day analysis of New Yorkers’ running habits.

In all, there were more than 500,000 data points to wade through, and you can see the rest of Felton’s students’ work at their SVA page. And although the visualizations end up highlighting shortcomings in the data collection, this effort and new fitness-tracking features being developed by the likes of Boston-based startup RunKeeper prove that the future of personal data tracking has never been more rife with potential.


—– even more info

check out his site here 

where you can find his London Nike+ stuff … was apparently in Wired UK

London pretty

March Monthly Update – Stats

Had a busy work filled month – my efforts to average 1hr/day sadly failed

Will make an effort to do more next month – but despite this setback on the exercise front I am very chuffed that so many people read this disparate and weird blog – below is the WordPress Stats ….. so to all you out there thank you very much.


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