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Old 06-09-05, 09:46 PM   #1
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Lance's 2004 TDF Stats

Does anybody have or know of a site that lists Lance's performance stats for last year's TDF? I am mainly looking for his average speed for each stage and his overall average speed.
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Old 06-10-05, 08:44 AM   #2
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I think his overall average speed was 25.6 or something. Basically it was just over 25mph.

If you look on here, you can find the time and gaps for each stage. I guess you could use the distance to calculate the average speed. I would do it for you... But I'm lazy...

http://www.letour.com/2004/us/index.html
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Thanks. I got the data compiled into a spreadsheet.
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Old 06-17-05, 12:39 PM   #4
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I think his overall average speed was 25.6 or something. Basically it was just over 25mph.

If you look on here, you can find the time and gaps for each stage. I guess you could use the distance to calculate the average speed. I would do it for you... But I'm lazy...

http://www.letour.com/2004/us/index.html
That's less than what some of the members here saying they can keep up all day, which is 28 mph.
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Were they climbing mountains. If you google for Lance Armstrong Tour DeFrance 2004 you should retrieve a result that talks about one of the Mountains showing up in the Tour De France for the first time in (30years i think)?

No expert, but I am sure that average climbing, average drop, road conditions, wind conditions are all things that play heavily into the Tour DeFrance.

On a side note it would be really interesting to find out where one stands approximately in comparison to accomplishing something like the Tour DeFrance. I mean how does one even get drafted for it etc. How does one know that one is even ready to get drafted for it?
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Old 06-21-05, 09:22 AM   #6
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Were they climbing mountains. If you google for Lance Armstrong Tour DeFrance 2004 you should retrieve a result that talks about one of the Mountains showing up in the Tour De France for the first time in (30years i think)?

No expert, but I am sure that average climbing, average drop, road conditions, wind conditions are all things that play heavily into the Tour DeFrance.

On a side note it would be really interesting to find out where one stands approximately in comparison to accomplishing something like the Tour DeFrance. I mean how does one even get drafted for it etc. How does one know that one is even ready to get drafted for it?

yah I think he wsa joking, or maybe not. I personally think average speed is a little bit on the bull side. Because in lances case he does time trials (the average goes up by like 10 mph) then there are the mountain stages like le alpe d'huez where the average will drop (well that was a time trial though...) IN most cases you slow down at stop signs/ in traffic thats why its inaccurate. I think the real test is MAX speed
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Old 06-21-05, 10:14 AM   #7
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I agree with you on everything except for the MAX speed. I personally think that one should be rated at several levels.

Things such as
Speed at which you can overtake steep but short hills
Speed at which you can overtake tall but loong climbs/mountains.
Speed at which you can maintain on long long routes
Speed at which you can maintain on routes where one is constantly coming to a stop or making sharp turns etc.

In my opinion, when you have several equally matched riders and a long route its how one handles each one of those situations and what proportion of the race constitutes of the above and similar scenarios and overal endurance of a racer that will decide the winner.
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Thanks. I got the data compiled into a spreadsheet.

Hey man, post your results. Thanks.
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I agree with you on everything except for the MAX speed. I personally think that one should be rated at several levels.

Things such as
Speed at which you can overtake steep but short hills
Speed at which you can overtake tall but loong climbs/mountains.
Speed at which you can maintain on long long routes
Speed at which you can maintain on routes where one is constantly coming to a stop or making sharp turns etc.

In my opinion, when you have several equally matched riders and a long route its how one handles each one of those situations and what proportion of the race constitutes of the above and similar scenarios and overal endurance of a racer that will decide the winner.
texasguy, I was kidding.
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Oh - I guess the sarcasm/humor aspect flew right over my head.
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Oh - I guess the sarcasm/humor aspect flew right over my head.
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