Counting Sponsor Names in internet news articles

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Velofacts counted the number of occurrences of sponsor names in internet news articles. A total of 234k articles were collected from 181 cycling news sources. Sometimes only the title is collected, sometimes the full article. But mostly the title and the first alinea is collected. Sources are cycling news websites from all over the world and some newspaper websites that have their own cycling news section.

Sponsor names

The word “sky” was counted, but also the combination “team sky”. “SKY” is also the 3 letter abbreviation of the team, so that could explain they are #1

Term Articles
SKY 6439
OMEGA PHARMA 5950
SHIMANO 5744
TINKOFF 5733
SAXO 5599
GIANT 5596
BMC 4956
BELKIN 4874
MOVISTAR 4835
LOTTO 4531
ASTANA 4446
TREK 3764
ORICA 3728
BELISOL 3708
GARMIN 3482
GREENEDGE 3216
LAMPRE 3146
TEAM SKY 3026
FDJ 3013
COLOMBIA 2949
CANNONDALE 2882
MERIDA 2825
AG2R 2816
SHARP 2730
KATUSHA 2429
IAM 2194
QUICKSTEP 2002
EUROPCAR 1884
BRETAGNE 1666
COFIDIS 1653
MTN 1440
QHUBEKA 1404
WANTY 1202
ANDRONI 1121
ENDURA 1087
BARDIANI 1049
NETAPP 1040
GROUPE GOBERT 992
CAJA RURAL 954
CSF 905
TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN 849
BALOISE 809
QUICK-STEP 797
NERI SOTTOLI 628
UNITEDHEALTHCARE 570
SEGUROS 562
GIOCATTOLI 485
DRAPAC 474
CCC POLSAT 459
POLKOWICE 370
RUSVELO 318
YELLOW FLUO 200
NOVO NORDISK 185
SECHE ENVIRONNEMENT 127

Other terms / sponsors

CONTADOR 7375
FROOME 5881
NIBALI 5351
VALVERDE 4085
ROUBAIX 3258
DOPING 1833
ENECO 1242
SPECIALIZED 1217
ARMSTRONG 1038
SAN_REMO 1029
TINKOV 662
SRAM 449
AMGEN 316
BIANCHI 312
ROOMPOT 301
PINARELLO 203
HUEZ 150

 


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