Professional Cycling For the Fans - Le Tour by country?
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Is there a breakdown of the number of riders by country of origin anywhere? Be kind of interesting. The closest I got by Google was spectators by country.
08-03-07, 08:35 PM
A couple of weeks ago I found a listing of all the teams, their riders, and their nationalities. Can't remember where. Keep digging. Maybe there is an official TdF site.
08-03-07, 09:13 PM
versus.com has the riders and countries of origin. Count the number of riders from each country. The numeric solution is left as an exercise for the student.
08-03-07, 10:48 PM
11:52 - 27 Nations Represented In 94th Tour
The 189 riders in the 2007 Tour de France represent 27 countries. The breakdown is:
41 – Spain
36 – France
19 – Germany
18 – Italy
13 – Belgium
7 – The Netherlands
6 – Australia, USA and Russia
5 – Great Britain and Switzerland
4 – Kazakhstan
3 – Austria and Colombia
2 – Belarus, Luxembourg, Norway and Ukraine
1 – South Africa, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Lituania, New Zealand, Portugal, Slovenia and Sweden
it's listed in each stage's "newsflashes" on the official tour website
watch the numbers drop as riders drop out...
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