I’m not going to provide much analysis here, just the graphs. Feel free to pontificate in the comments. First up is the overall Tour rank after each stage:
The following two graphs split the men’s and women’s fields by nation (except for Andorra and Australia, for space reasons; sorry!). Instead of rank, they display the seconds from the median skier after each stage. They are somewhat large, so click through for the full versions:
Some things I learned from these graphs:
- I didn’t realize how many skiers France had at the Tour, especially the men;
- the Italian men have relatively few skiers off the back;
- the Russian women aren’t having a great Tour so far;
- the Germans…what can you say?
More graphs focusing on individual skiers to come…