Baseball fans are notorious for being stat-hounds, as are American football, basketball fans. Free throw %. Man left on base %. 3rd down conversions.
What stats do we track in cycling? Power and speed and time, sure.
But what about "solo breaks that succeed" and 2 vs 4 man break success rates, and "sprints won from 150m vs 400m jump" just for ideas.
Granted, road races are inconsistent; it's hard to compare L-B-L to the 9th flat stage of the '74 Vuelta. But still, there are so many races, that patterns emerge. How many insights are hidden in the data?
Anyone ever have a crack at this? As far as I know, as a long time fan, it all lives in tribal wisdom and Bruyneel's head.