Pro Cycling Summary – July

I’m a bit late with July’s summary but life as ever gets in the way.  July obviously has the Tour de France and that has started to give a clear outlook to the best riders in the men’s peloton.

 

Men’s – July

  • Races
    • Stage races – 14
    • Stages – 94
    • One-day races – 22
    • World tour races – 3
  • Individuals
    • Wins – Kittel – 5
    • One-day wins – Shilov – 2
    • Stage wins – Kittel – 5
    • Distance won (km) – Kittel (1014.5)
    • Days in lead – Froome – 14
  • Teams
    • Wins – Quick-Step Floors – 5
    • One-day wins – Multiple – 2
    • Stage wins – Quick-Step Floors – 5
    • Stage races wins – BMC Racing – 2
    • Distance won (km) – Quick-Step Floors (1014.5)
    • Days in lead – Team Sky – 19
  • Countries
    • Wins – France – 14
    • One-day wins – Belgium – 6
    • Stage wins – France – 13
    • Stage races wins – Multiple – 2
    • Distance won (km) – Belgium – 2177.7
    • Days in lead – UK – 18
  • Rider of the month – Chris Froome for his Tour de France win

 

Men’s Overall

  • Individuals
    • Wins – Kittel – 13
    • One-day wins – Multiple – 4
    • Stage wins – Kittel – 12
    • Stage race wins – Multiple – 3
    • Distance won (km) – Kittel – 2329.4
    • Days in lead – Froome – 14
    • Points jerseys – Sagan – 4
    • Climber’s jerseys – Multiple – 2
    • Young rider’s jerseys – Bernal – 5
    • Time trial wins – Dennis – 4
  • Teams
    • Wins – Quick-Step Floors – 38
    • One-day wins – BMC Racing – 10
    • Stage wins – Quick-Step Floors – 30
    • Stage races wins – BMC Racing – 8
    • Distance won (km) – Quick-Step Floors – 6354
    • Days in lead – BMC Racing – 31
    • Points jerseys – Multiple – 5
    • Climber’s jerseys – Manzana Postobon – 5
    • Young rider’s jerseys – Andrioni Giocattoli – 5
    • Team jerseys – Movistar – 6
    • Team time trial wins – BMC Racing – 3
  • Countries
    • Wins – France – 92
    • One-day wins – Belgium – 26
    • Stage wins – France – 73
    • Stage races wins – France – 13
    • Distance won (km) – France – 14300.84
    • Days in lead – France – 53
    • Points jerseys – France – 10
    • Climber’s jerseys – France – 10
    • Young rider’s jerseys – Colombia – 11
  • Rider of the year so far – Dumoulin for his epic Giro win

 

Women’s – July

  • Races
    • Stage races – 5
    • Stages – 36
    • One-day races – 5
    • World tour races – 2
  • Individuals
    • Wins – Multiple -3
    • One-day wins – Tihar – 2
    • Stage wins – Sierra – 3
    • Distance won (km) – Winder – 220.7
    • Days in lead – Van der Breggen – 8
  • Teams
    • Wins – Multiple – 3
    • One-day wins – Multiple – 1
    • Stage wins – Multiple – 3
    • Distance won (km) – Rally Cycling – 326.1
    • Days in lead – Boels-Dolmans – 8
  • Countries
    • Wins – USA – 8
    • One-day wins – Multiple – 2
    • Stage wins – Multiple – 6
    • Distance won (km) – USA – 713.5
    • Days in lead – Netherlands – 9
  • Rider of the month – Van Der Breggen for her Giro Rosa win

 

Women’s Overall

  • Individuals
    • Wins – Multiple – 7
    • One-day wins – Multipe – 4
    • Stage wins – Winder – 5
    • Stage race wins – Multiple – 2
    • Distance won (km) – D’hoore – 779.8
    • Days in lead – Van Der Breggen – 8
    • Points jerseys – Multiple – 2
    • Climber’s jerseys – Hall – 2
    • Young rider’s jerseys – Multiple – 2
    • Time trial wins – Multiple – 2
  • Teams
    • Wins – Boels-Dolmans – 18
    • One-day wins – Multiple – 10
    • Stage wins – United Healthcare – 9
    • Stage races wins – Multiple 3
    • Distance won (km) – Boels-Dolmans – 1660.4
    • Days in lead – United Healthcare – 13
    • Points jerseys – Multiple – 2
    • Climber’s jerseys – United Healthcare – 3
    • Young rider’s jerseys – Cervelo-Bigla – 4
    • Team jerseys – United Healthcare – 3
    • Team time trial wins – Boels-Dolmans  2
  • Countries
    • Wins – Netherlands – 30
    • One-day wins – Netherlands – 15
    • Stage wins – USA – 17
    • Stage races wins – Netherlands – 5
    • Distance won (km) – Netherlands – 2919.88
    • Days in lead – Netherlands – 19
    • Points jerseys – Multiple – 2
    • Climber’s jerseys – USA – 3
    • Young rider’s jerseys – USA – 3
  • Rider of the month – Van Der Breggen for her general all-round dominance

 

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Cycling Review June

June is a busy month in pro cycling but is mainly the calm before the storm that is the Tour de France for men and the Giro Rosa for women.  There are also all the national championships that mean every country gets a couple of winners this month!

 

Men – June

  • Races
    • World Tour – 2
    • Stage Races – 22
    • Stages – 104
    • One-day – 100
  • Individuals
    • Overall wins – Multiple riders with 3
    • One-day wins – Multiple riders with 2
    • Stage wins – Malucelli with 2
    • Days in lead of a stage race – De Gent with 5
    • Distance won – Demare with 620km
  • Teams
    • Overall wins – Bora – Hansgrohe with 10
    • One-day wins – Bora – Hansgrohe with 6
    • Stage wins – Multiple teams with 6
    • Days in lead of a stage race – Multiple teams with 10
    • Distance won – Bora – Hansgrohe  with 1653.9km
  • Countries
    • Overall wins – Multiple countries with 15
    • One-day wins – Belgium with 7
    • Stage wins – France with 12
    • Days in lead of a stage race – Multiple countries with 11
    • Distance won – Belgium with 2209km
  • Rider of the month – Demare with his impressive victories, including in the Criterium and French Nationals

Women – June

  • Races
    • World Tour – 1
    • Stage Races – 1
    • Stages – 6
    • One-day – 74
  • Individuals
    • Overall wins – Noskova with 3
    • One-day wins – Noskova with 3
    • Stage wins – Multiple riders with 1
    • Days in lead of a stage race – Niewiadoma with 3
    • Distance won – Noskova with 220km
  • Teams
    • Overall wins – Boels-Dolmans with 7
    • One-day wins – Multiple teams with 5
    • Stage wins – Boels-Dolmans with 2
    • Days in lead of a stage race – WM3 Energie with 4
    • Distance won – Boels-Dolmasn with 447km
  • Countries
    • Overall wins – Multiple countries with 4
    • One-day wins – Multiple countries with 3
    • Stage wins – Australia with 2
    • Days in lead of a stage race – Poland with 4
    • Distance won – Netherlands with 434
  • Rider of the month – Niewiadoma with her Tour of Britain win

Men – Season So Far

  • Individuals
    • Overall wins – Multiple riders with 8
    • One-day wins – Van Avermaet with 4
    • Stage wins – Gaviria with 8
    • Stage race wins – Multiple riders with 3
    • Days in lead of a stage race – Dumoulin with 9
    • Distance won – Valverde with 1449.4km
    • Points jerseys – Multiple riders with 3
    • Climbers jerseys – Multiple riders with 2
    • Young riders jerseys – Bernal with 4
    • Time trial wins – Dennis with 4
  • Teams
    • Overall wins – Quick-Step Floors with 33
    • One-day wins – BMC Racing with 10
    • Stage wins – Quick-Step Floors with 25
    • Stage race wins – Multiple teams with 6
    • Days in lead of a stage race – BMC Racing with 28
    • Distance won – Quick-Step Floors with 5339.5
    • Points jerseys – Multiple teams with 4
    • Climbers jerseys – Manzana Postobon with 5
    • Young riders jerseys – Multiple teams with 4
    • Team Time Trial wins – BMC Racing with 3
    • Team classification wins – Movistar with 6
  • Countries
    • Overall wins – France with 78
    • One-day wins – Italy with 21
    • Stage wins – France with 60
    • Stage race wins – Multiple countries with 11
    • Days in lead of a stage race – France with 47
    • Distance won – France with 12106.54km
    • Points jerseys – France with 10
    • Climbers jerseys – France with 8
    • Young riders jerseys – Colombia with 10
  • Rider of the season so far – A hard choice between Valverde, Van Avermaet and Dumoulin – a tie I think

Women – Season So Far

  • Individuals
    • Overall wins – D’Hoore with 6
    • One-day wins – Lepisto with 4
    • Stage wins – Multiple riders with 3
    • Stage race wins – Multiple riders with 1
    • Days in lead of a stage race – Multiple riders with 5
    • Distance won – D’Hoore with 652.8km
    • Points jerseys – Majerus with 2
    • Climbers jerseys – Hall with 2
    • Young riders jerseys – Klein with 2
    • Time trial wins – Moolman with 2
  • Teams
    • Overall wins – Boels-Dolmans with 17
    • One-day wins – Multiple teams with 5
    • Stage wins – Boels-Dolmans with 7
    • Stage race wins – Multiple teams with 2
    • Days in lead of a stage race – United Healthcare with 9
    • Distance won – Boels-Dolmans with 1536.4km
    • Points jerseys – Boels-Dolmans with 2
    • Climbers jerseys – Multiple teams with 2
    • Young riders jerseys – Cervelo-Bigla with 3
    • Team Time Trial wins – Boels-Dolmans with 2
    • Team classification wins – Multiple teams with 2
  • Countries
    • Overall wins – Netherlands with 23
    • One-day wins – Netherlands with 14
    • Stage wins – USA with 11
    • Stage race wins – Netherlands with 3
    • Days in lead of a stage race – Multiple countries with 10
    • Distance won – Netherlands with 2382.1km
    • Points jerseys – Multiple countries with 2
    • Climbers jerseys – USA with 2
    • Young riders jerseys – USA with 3
  • Rider of the season so far – Still Anna Van Der Breegan for her Ardennes triple

Pro Cycling – May Review & Stats

May is another very busy month in pro cycling, particularly as it has the first of the grand tours – the Giro d’Italia.

 

Men – May

  • Races
    • World Tour – 2 stage races, 1 one-day race
    • One-day – 29
    • Stage Races – 26
    • Stages – 133
  • Individuals
    • One-day wins – three riders with 2 wins
    • Stage wins – Boassan Hagen – 5
    • Combined wins – Boassan Hagen – 5
    • Distance won – Boassan Hagen – 828
    • Days in the lead of a stage race – Dumoulin – 9
  • Teams
    • One-day wins – Multiple teams with two wins each
    • Stage wins – Multiple teams with 6 wins each
    • Combined wins – Multiple teams with 6 wins each
    • Distance won – Quick-step floors with 1069.5km
    • Days in the lead of a stage race – Multiple riders with 9 days each
  • Nations
    • One-day wins – Denmark – 5
    • Stage wins – Italy – 16
    • Combined wins – Italy 16
    • Distance won – Italy – 2783.4km
    • Days in the lead of a stage race – Netherlands – 15
  • Rider of the month – Dumoulin with his Giro victory and two stage wins

Women – May

  • Individuals
    • One-day wins – Vos – 3
    • Stage wins – Multiple riders with 2
    • Combined wins – Multiple riders with 3
    • Distance won – Vos – 320km
    • Days in the lead of a stage race – Multiple riders with 2
  • Teams
    • One-day wins – WM3 Energie – 4
    • Stage wins – Multiple teams with 3
    • Combined wins – Orica-Scott – 5
    • Distance won – Orica-Scott – 458.4km
    • Days in the lead of a stage race – Orica-Scott – 3
  • Nations
    • One-day wins – Netherlands – 5
    • Stage wins – USA – 3
    • Combined wins – Netherlands – 7
    • Distance won – Netherlands – 752.2km
    • Days in the lead of a stage race – Multiple nations with 3
  • Rider of the month – Vos with her 3 wins

Men – Season to date

  • Individuals
    • One-day wins – Van Avermaet – 4
    • Stage wins – Gaviria – 8
    • Combined wins – Valverde and Gaviria with 8
    • Distance won – Valverde – 1449.4km
    • Days in the lead of a stage race – Dumoulin – 9
    • Points jerseys – Kristoff – 3
    • Climber jerseys – Multiple riders with 2
    • Young rider jerseys – Bernal – 3
    • Time trial wins – Multiple riders with 2
    • Stage race wins – Valverde and Calmejane with 3
  • Teams
    • One-day wins – BMC Racing – 6
    • Stage wins – Quick-Step Floors – 23
    • Combined wins – Quick-Step Floors – 28
    • Distance won – Quick-Step Floors – 4547.8km
    • Days in the lead of a stage race – Quick-Step Floors – 23
    • Points jerseys – Dimension Data – 4
    • Climber jerseys -Manzana Postobon – 5
    • Young rider jerseys – Quick-Step Floors – 4
    • Team time trial wins – BMC Racing – 3
    • Stage race wins – Movistar – 6
    • Team classification wins – Movistar – 6
  • Nations
    • One-day wins – Italy – 16
    • Stage wins – France – 48
    • Combined wins – France – 63
    • Distance won – France – 9969.64km
    • Days in the lead of a stage race – France – 40
    • Points jerseys – Spain – 8
    • Climber jerseys – Colombia – 7
    • Young rider jerseys – Colombia – 8
    • Stage race wins – France – 10
  • Rider of the season to date – Still Valverde after his epic Spring

Women – Season to date

  • Individuals
    • One-day wins – Multiple riders with 3
    • Stage wins – Multiple riders with 3
    • Combined wins – Moolman – 5
    • Distance won – D’Hoore – 488.8km
    • Days in the lead of a stage race – Multiple riders with 5
    • Points jerseys – Multiple riders with 1
    • Climber jerseys – Hall – 2
    • Young rider jerseys – Klein – 2
    • Time trial wins – Moolman – 2
    • Stage race wins – Multiple riders with 1
  • Teams
    • One-day wins – Multiple teams with 5
    • Stage wins – United Healthcare – 6
    • Combined wins – Boels-Dolmans – 10
    • Distance won – Boels-Dolmans – 1089.4km
    • Days in the lead of a stage race – United Healthcare – 9
    • Points jerseys – Multiple teams with 1
    • Climber jerseys – United Healthcare – 2
    • Young rider jerseys – Cervelo-Bigla – 3
    • Team time trial wins – Multiple teams with 1
    • Stage race wins – Multiple teams with 2
    • Team classification wins – Multiple teams with 2
  • Nations
    • One-day wins – Netherlands – 11
    • Stage wins – USA – 11
    • Combined wins – Netherlands – 19
    • Distance won – Netherlands – 1948.1km
    • Days in the lead of a stage race – Multiple nations with 10
    • Points jerseys – Multiple nations with 2
    • Climber jerseys – USA – 2
    • Young rider jerseys – USA – 3
    • Stage race wins – Netherlands – 3
  • Rider of the season to date – No real stand out rider yet but probably Anna Van Der Breggan

Pro Cycling – April 2017 Review

April was a busy month for the peloton with no fewer than 145 men’s race days and 36 women’s

 

Men – April

  • Races
    • 38 one-day (5 World Tour)
    • 18 stage races that started in month (2 World Tour)
    • 107 stages (12 World Tour)
  • Winners
    • Most one-day
      • Rider – multiple riders on 2 wins each (inc. Gilbert)
      • Team – Movister with 4
      • Country – Italy and France with 6
    • Most stages
      • Rider – multiple riders on 3 wins each
      • Team – Rally Cycling with 5
      • Country – France with 10
    • Combined
      • Rider – multiple riders on 3 wins each (inc. Valverde)
      • Team – Movistar with 7
      • Country – France with 16
  • Days in lead
    • Rider – Nazaret and Ait El Abida with 6
    • Team – Funvic/Brasil Pro Cycling with 7
    • Country – France with 10
  • Kilometers ‘won’
    • Rider – Valverde with 602.3km
    • Team – Movistar with 1108.1km
    • Country – France with 2790.3km

My rider of the month – It has to be Valverde with his Fleche Wallone, Liege-Bastogne-Liege and Pais Vasco wins

Men – Overall

  • Winners
    • Most one-day
      • Rider – Van Avermaet with 4
      • Team – BMC with 6
      • Country – Italy and France with 13 each
    • Most stages
      • Rider – multiple riders on 5 (inc. Valverde, Kittel, Kristoff and Ewan)
      • Team – Quick-Step Floors with 17
      • Country – France with 34
    • Combined (one-day and stages)
      • Rider – Valverde with 8
      • Team – Quick-Step Floors with 22
      • Country – France with 47
    • Most stage races
      • Rider – Valverde and Calmejane with 3 each
      • Team – Movistar with 6
      • Country – France and Australia with 7
  • Days in lead
    • Rider – multiple riders with 6
    • Team – BMC Racing with 18
    • Country – France with 31
  • Kilometers ‘won’
    • Rider – Valverde with 1449.4km
    • Team – Quick-Step Floors with 3478.3km
    • Country – France with 7347.7km
  • Time Trials
    • ITTs – Dennis with 2
    • TTTs – BMC Racing with 2
  • Classifications
    • Points
      • Rider – Kristoff with 3
      • Team – Movistar and Katusha with 2 each
      • Country – Spain with 6
    • Climber
      • Rider – multiple riders with 2
      • Team – multiple teams with 3
      • Country – multiple countries with 4
    • Young Rider
      • Rider – Benal with 3
      • Team – multiple teams with 3
      • Country – Colombia with 7
    • Team Classification – Movistar with 5

Rider of the season so far – Undoubtedly Valverde

Women – April

  • Races
    • 12 one-day (4 World Tour)
    • 5 stage races that started in month
    • 24 stages
  • Winners
    • Most one-day
      • Rider- Van Der Breggen with 3
      • Team – Boels-Dolemans with 4
      • Country – Netherlands with 4
    • Most stages
      • Rider – multiple riders with 2
      • Team – Boels-Dolemans with 4
      • Country – Multiple countries with 6
    • Combined
      • Rider – Van Der Breggen with 3
      • Team – Boels-Dolemans with 8
      • Country – Netherlands with 10
  • Days in lead
    • Rider – Van Dijk with 5
    • Team – Multiple teams with 5
    • Country –  – Netherlands with 9
  • Kilometers ‘won’
    • Rider – Van Der Breggen with 376.5km
    • Team –  – Boels-Dolemans with 820.2km
    • Country – Netherlands with 960.9km

My rider of the month – Van Der Breggen with her Ardennes ‘Triple’

Women – Overall

  • Winners
    • Most one-day
      • Rider – Van Der Breggen with 3
      • Team – Boels-Dolemans with 5
      • Country – Multiple countries with 6
    • Most stages
      • Rider – Winder with 3
      • Team – United Healthcare with 5
      • Country –  – Netherlands with 8
    • Combined (one-day and stages)
      • Rider – Van Der Breggen and Winder with 3
      • Team – Boels-Dolemans with 9
      • Country – Netherlands with 12
    • Most stage races
      • Rider – multiple riders on 1
      • Team – United Healthcare with 2
      • Country – multiple countries with 2
  • Days in lead
    • Rider – Van Dijk with 5
    • Team – United Healthcare with 7
    • Country – Netherlands with 9
  • Kilometers ‘won’
    • Rider – Van Der Breggen with 376.5km
    • Team – Boels-Dolemans with 972.4km
    • Country – Netherlands with 1195.9km
  • Time Trials
    • ITTs – Moolman with 2
    • TTTs – Multiple teams on 1
  • Classifications
    • Points
      • Rider – Multiple riders on 1
      • Team – Multiple teams with 1
      • Country – Canada with 2
    • Climber
      • Rider – Multiple riders on 1
      • Team – Multiple teams with 1
      • Country – Multiple countries with 1
    • Young Rider
      • Rider – Klein with 2
      • Team – Cervelo-Bigla with 2
      • Country – USA with 3
    • Team Classification – multiple teams with1

Rider of the season so far – Van Der Breggen again

Pro Cycling – March 2017

March is one of the busiest months in professional cycling, so it has taken a long time to get all the data together! It has been worth it though hand some interesting patterns are starting to emerge.

 

For those who didn’t see last month’s editions, I count all races in my stats, including National Championships, Continental Championships and .2 ranked events.  I have data on most possible things you could want in my database so if you want to know anything that isn’t below, please let me know.  As ever the main source for my data (about 95%) comes from http://www.procyclingstats.com/

 

Men – March

Number of races:

  • Stage Races – 13, including three World Tour Races – Paris-Nice, Tirreno-Adriatico and Volta Catalunya
  • Stages – 75
  • One Day Races – 25, including 5 World Tour Races – Strade Bianche, Milano-San Remo, Dwars Door Vlaanderan, E3 Harelbeke and Gent-Wevelgem

 

Individual Rider Achievements:

  • Most One-Day Wins – Joint on two wins – Michael Kwiatkowski, Sean Lake, Greg van Avermaet and Laurent Pichon
  • Most Stage Wins – Alejandro Valverde with 3 wins, all at the Volta Catalunya
  • Most Wins Overall – Tied on three wins – Alejandro Valverde and Laurent Pichon
  • Most Days in Lead – Anthony Delaplace with 6 Days in the Lead at the Tour of Normandy
  • Most Distance Won – Alejandro Valverde with 509km

 

Team Achievements

  • Most Stage Races – Movistar with two – Tirreno-Adriatico and Volta Catalunya
  • Most One-Day Wins – Tied on two between five teams
  • Most Stage Wins – Quick-Step Floors with five
  • Most Wins Overall – Quick-Step Floors and BMC tied on six
  • Most Days in Lead – Fortuneo – Vital Concept with seven
  • Most Distance Won – Quick-Step Floors with 825.4km

 

Country Achievements

  • Most Stage Races – Colombia, France and Spain tied on two
  • Most One-Day Wins – France with five
  • Most Stage Wins – France with 12
  • Most Wins Overall – France with 17
  • Most Days in Lead – France with 16
  • Most Distance Won – France with 2611.2

 

My Rider of the Month – Michael Kwiatkowski with his wins at Strade Bianche and Milan-San Remo

 

Women – March

Number of races:

  • Stage Races – 2 that started in March (one of these finished in April)
  • Stages – 6
  • One Day Races – 10, including four Women’s World Tour Races – Strade Bianche, Ronde van Drenthe, Trofeo Alfredo Binda and Gent-Wevelgem

 

Individual Rider Achievements

  • Most One-Day Wins – Lotta Lepisto with wins at Dwars Door Vlaanderan and Gent-Wevelgem
  • Most Stage Wins – Ruth Winder with two at the Joe Martin Stage Race
  • Most Wins Overall – the above both on two
  • Most Days in Lead – Ruth Winder and Cecilie Ludwig, both on two
  • Most Distance Won – Lepisto with 260.4km

 

Team Achievements

  • Most One-Day Wins – three teams on two each
  • Most Stage Wins – United Healthcare with two
  • Most Wins Overall – four teams on two each
  • Most Days in Lead – Cervelo-Bigla and United Healthcare with two each
  • Most Distance Won – Cervelo-Bigla with 260.4km

 

Country Achievements

  • Most One-Day Wins – Australia with four
  • Most Stage Wins – USA with two
  • Most Wins Overall – Australia with four
  • Most Days in Lead – Denmark and USA with two each
  • Most Distance Won – Australia with 410.5km

 

My Rider of the Month – Lepisto with her two excellent wins in the Belgian Classics

 

Men – Seasons-to Date

Individual Rider Achievements:

  • Most One-Day Wins – Greg van Avermeat with three
  • Most Stage Wins – Kristoff, Ewan and Kittel with five each
  • Most Wins Overall – the three above plus Valverde on five each
  • Most Days in Lead – Nava, Delaplace and Gibbons on six
  • Most Distance Won – Kristoff with 770.6km
  • Most Stage Races Won – Calemanje, Quintana and Valverde with two each
  • Most Individual Time Trials Won – Rohan Dennis with two

 

Team Achievements

  • Most One-Day Wins – BMC Racing with five
  • Most Stage Wins – Quick-Step Floors with 16
  • Most Wins Overall – Quick-Step Floors with 18
  • Most Days in Lead – BMC Racing with 18
  • Most Distance Won – Quick-Step Floors with 2594.8km
  • Most Stage Races Won – Movistar with five
  • Most Team Time Trials Won – BMC Racings with two

 

Country Achievements

  • Most One-Day Wins – Belgium with eight
  • Most Stage Wins – France with 24
  • Most Wins Overall – France with 31
  • Most Days in Lead – France with 21
  • Most Distance Won – France with 4584.2km
  • Most Stage Races Won – Australia and France with five

 

My Rider of the Season so far – Joint at the moment with Valverde and Van Avermaet

 

Women – Seasons-to Date

Individual Rider Achievements:

  • Most One-Day Wins – Multiple riders on two each
  • Most Stage Wins – Multiple riders on two each
  • Most Wins Overall – Multiple riders on two each
  • Most Days in Lead – Amanda Spratt with three
  • Most Distance Won – Lepisto with 260.4km

 

Team Achievements

  • Most One-Day Wins – Multiple teams on two each
  • Most Stage Wins – Multiple teams on three each
  • Most Wins Overall – Multiple teams on two each
  • Most Days in Lead – Orica-Scott with three
  • Most Distance Won – Wiggle-High5 with 376km

 

Country Achievements

  • Most One-Day Wins – Australia with six
  • Most Stage Wins – Australia with four
  • Most Wins Overall – Australia with 10
  • Most Days in Lead – Australia with three
  • Most Distance Won – Australia with 774.1km

 

My Rider of the Season so far – Lepisto with her two Belgian Classic wins

 

Thoughts and Analysis

In men’s cycling, no one individual rider has begun to dominate the seasons so far, though Valverde and Van Avermaet have come close.  In terms of teams, the high fliers are:

  • Quick-Step Floors with their usual haul of wins, though unusually a high proportion of these are from stages
  • BMC Racing who are really picking off the one-day races, as well as Richie Porte winning stages earlier in the season
  • Movistar who are the premier stage racing team at the moment

In terms of nations, it is no surprise that France is dominating, particularly as there have been a lot of French races in March.

 

For women, there still haven’t really been enough races for any patterns to emerge.  Although Australia is dominating in terms of nations, bear in mind that the Australian nationals and the Tour Down Under make up a high proportion of the races so far.  From April onwards there are a lot more racing days and we will see a much clearer picture emerge.

Pro Cycling – Jan & Feb 2017

As a massive geek, it isn’t surprising that one of my favourite sports is pro cycling.  As a completely normal human being, I also love spreadsheets…

To that end, I’ve been compiling a spreadsheet on the pro cycling season to date and will do so over the whole season.  For those of you who are interested, I’ll post a little summary of the stats I’ve found at the end of each month and then a huge summary at the end of the season.

The monthly summaries will include the riders with the most:

  • Races won
  • Stage wins
  • One-day wins
  • Days in the lead of a stage race
  • Distance won – e.g. if a race covers 100km, then the rider counts as having ‘won’ 100km.  This only counts for stage wins and one-day wins, not winning a stage race overall.

I’ll also do a cumulative monthly tally for all of the above.

By the way, all credit for the raw information I find goes to http://www.procyclingstats.com/.

For those who understand cycling race ranking, I will be including .2 ranked races in my stats.

 

January – Men

January is traditionally the quietest time of year for pro cycling with most of the races happening in the ‘new world’.  Four stage races began and ended in January, including the World Tour ranked Tour Down Under.  In addition there were 10 one-day races, including four National Championships and the World Tour ranked Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race.

  • Races won – Caleb Ewan of Orica Scott with 4 wins, all stages at the Tour Down Under
  • Stage wins – Caleb Ewan, as above
  • One-day wins – Tim Wellens of Lotto Soudal with 2, both Challenge Majorca races
  • Days in the lead of a stage race – John Nava with 6 days at the 2.2 ranked Vuelta al Táchira en Bicicleta
  • Distance won – Caleb Ewan with 502km

My Rider of the month – it has to be Caleb Ewan

 

January – Women

Pro cycling isn’t just about the men, there is a thriving women’s scene as well.  January saw the Santos Women’s Tour and five one-day races.

  • Races won – three tied on two wins each
  • Stage wins – Kirsten Wild of Cylance Pro Cycling with 2 stages at the Santos Womens’ Tour
  • One-day wins – Katrin Garfoot who won the Australian Titles in the Road Race and Time Trial
  • Days in the lead of a stage race – Amanda Spratt of Orica-Scott who ended up winning the Santos Women’s Tour
  • Distance won – Katrin Garfoot of Orica Scott with 131.1km

My Rider of the month – Amanda Spratt

 

February – Men

February kicks off the main racing in Europe, as well as there being a fair amount in the Middle-East.  This month saw 13 races predominately happen with it, including the world tour ranked Abu Dhabi Tour.  For one-day racing there were 29 races, including the world tour ranked Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.

  • Races won – Alexander Kristoff of Team Katusha-Alpecin with 4 wins, including one at the Etoile de Bessèges and three at the Tour of Oman
  • Stage wins – Kristoff as above
  • One-day wins – Till Drobisch and Ahmed Almine Galdoune with two wins each
  • Days in the lead of a stage race – Ryan Gibbons of Dimension Data with six days in the lead at the Tour de Langkawi and eventually winning the overall
  • Distance won – Kristoff with 577.1km

My Rider of the month – Marcel Kittel of Quick-Step Floors, winning three stages in style at the middle east, back to his best after a terrible 2016

Totting up January and February’s results, the overall rankings are:

  • Races won – Caleb Ewan with five
  • Stage wins – Ewan again with five
  • One-day wins – the leaders for January and February all tied on two
  • Days in the lead of a stage race – John Nava and Ryan Gibbons on six
  • Distance won – Marcel Kittel with 646
  • Stage Races won – everyone who has won a stage race tied on one!

 

February – Women

No stage races for the women in February but there were 13 one-day races, although most were National or Continental Championships.  This means very little of interest on the stats!

  • Races won – multiple riders on two each
  • Stage wins – N/A
  • One-day wins – multiple riders on two each
  • Days in the lead of a stage race – N/A
  • Distance won – Heidi Dalton with 128.7 from her winning ride at the South African National Champtionships

My Rider of the Month – Lucinda Brand of Team Sunweb for her winning ride at the women’s edition of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

 

Totting up January and February’s results, the overall rankings are:

  • Races won – Lots of riders on two
  • Stage wins – Kirsten Wild on two
  • One-day wins – Lots of riders on two
  • Days in the lead of a stage race – Amanda Spratt on three
  • Distance won – 
  • Stage Races won – Amanda Spratt on one!

 

Thanks for reading and if you are interested in any other stats that you would like to see, please let me know.