Tour de Stats

Just reading through the Official Tour de France 2014 Guide (as always a superb production from the guys at RIDE) and thought it might be interesting to distill some of the team/race data to present some truly useless bits of trivia surrounding the 2014 race.

TDF2014

 

Heaviest squad?
Lotto-Belisol, average rider weight 71.9kg

Tallest squad?
Lotto-Belisol, average rider height 183.8cm

Shortest squad?
Lampre-Merida, average rider height 177.4cm

Oldest squad?
IAM Cycling (wildcard), average rider age 29.7 years – however the average age of the Trek TDF team is more like 32!

Youngest squad?
Cofidis, average rider age 26.8 years

Most TDF experience – squad?
BMC, 80 starts

Most TDF experience – rider?
Jens Voigt, 16 starts (he’ll equal O’Grady and Hincapie’s record this year)

Most TDF success – squad?
Omega Pharma Quickstep, 41 stage wins

Most TDF success – rider?
Mark Cavendish, 25 stage wins (equal 3rd all-time)

Least TDF experience – squad?
Bretagne-Seche (wildcard), 10 starts

Most KMs raced in 2013?
Katusha, 339,232km

Least KMs raced in 2013?
Bretagne-Seche, 137,023km

Longest 2014 stage?
237.5km – Stage 16, Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon

Shortest 2014 stage?
54km – Stage 20, Bergerac to Perigueux (ITT)

Highest point?
2,360m – Stage 14, Col d’Izoard

Most categorised climbs?
9 – Stage 2, York to Sheffield

Past winners competing?
3 – Froome, A Schleck, Contador

2014 rider with most yellow jerseys and fluffy lions?
28 – Fabian Cancellara (Eddy Merckx holds the all-time record with 96)

Largest Twitter following?
287,000 – Team Sky (more than double anyone else, Orcia-GreenEDGE has about 80,000)

Active dopers competing?
TBC

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