PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dimension Data, the global IT organisation processing and analysing the data coming from trackers under the saddles of riders in the Tour de France, has released a summary of the data the company recorded, processed and analysed across 21 stages of Le Tour.
Dimension Data’s technical team said it processed between ¹4 million and 6 million records per stage to provide this year’s race highlights.
- The highest recorded speed on a sprint was 78.48 km/h by John Degenkolb on stage 5.
The five highest recorded sprint speeds were:
78.48 km/h | John Degenkolb – TGA | Rancourt (Stage 5)
76.46 km/h | André Greipel – LTS | Gare de Moncontour (Stage 8)
75.13 km/h | Peter Sagan – TCS | Argentan (Stage 7)
64.67 km/h| John Degenkolb – TGA | Trois-Villes (Stage 10)
62.96 km/h | Thomas De Gendt – LTS | Rioupéroux (Stage 18)
- The average recorded speed of the riders across the 21 stages was 38.34 km/h, while the highest average speed was 55.45 km/h (stage 1)
- The rider’s lowest average recorded speed across the 21 stages was 28.94 km/h (stage 19)
- The riders covered 59,556 metres of elevation over the 58 categorised climbs: That’s about 6.7 Mount Everests
The five climbs with the lowest recorded average speed were:
15.52 km/h Côte de la Croix Neuve | Stage 14 (3 km cat.2 at 10.3%)
15.84 km/h Alpe d’Huez | Stage 20 (13.8 km ²HC at 8.1%)
16.21 km/h La Pierre-Saint-Martin | Stage 10 (15.3 km HC at 7.4%)
16.49 km/h Plateau de Beille | Stage 12 (15.8 km HC at 7.9%)
16.76 km/h Lacets de Montvernier | Stage 18 (3.4 km cat. 2 at 8.2%)
On the quirky side, Dimension Data’s data analytics team at the Tour de France estimates that together, the riders burned an estimated 23,940,000 kcals: that’s about 85,807 hamburgers.
The Tour de France BETA living tracking website attracted over 660,000 visitors over the three weeks, which the company said is a very pleasing result for this first year.
¹The records were processed through multiple streams.
² Hors catégorie is a French term used in cycle races to designate a climb that is "beyond categorization", or an incredibly difficult climb. Most climbs in cycling are designated from Category 1 (hardest) to Category 4 (easiest), based on steepness, length, and how far into the stage they are encountered. A climb that is harder than Category 1 is designated as hors catégorie. The term was originally used for those mountain roads where cars were not expected to be able to pass