Commenter ryank asks if I can color code the lines for each rider according to their team. I can, but it doesn’t lead to a great looking plot. The reason is that there are just way too many teams and distinguishing that many colors just isn’t pleasant.
But I’m nothing if not responsive to my reader(s), so here it is:
Click through the image for a larger version. I’ll leave it to the more educated cycling commentariat to interpret this plot, since there’s a lot going on in this one.