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   …Continue Reading

Pro cycling team calendar changes in 2014

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Do pro cycling team calendars change a lot? Velofacts was curious and made a list

Average number of finishers for World Tour Teams 2014

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Average number of finishers for World Tour Teams. Time trials and team time trials do not count. Neither did national championships

Number of online cycling news items grouped by period 2014

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What countries are the most interested in cylcing during which period? Grouping the number of news items by country and period

Cycling team leaders and their helpers 2014

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Do team leaders always get the same helpers?

Teams per race 2014

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A .HC race is allowed a maximum of 70% World Tour Teams (65% outside of Europe). A .1 race is only allowed 50% of World Tour teams

Number of races of the cycling teams 2014

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Number of races of the cycling teams Astana did not ride the tour of Beijing because they were punished by the MPCC because of too many doping incidents in a short period. Team Novo Nordisk is the only Pro Continental team not riding a World Tour race.  IAM cycling participated in 17 out of 28   …Continue Reading

Most retweeted cycling tweets 2014 (non-Spanis tweeters)

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Big loss for the TDF today. Recover well @albertocontador & I hope to see you at the Vuelta. — Chris Froome (@chrisfroome) 2014-07-14 16:53:29 Una cosa que me encanta de #LaVuelta, los españoles son increíbles aficionados de este deporte,animando todos los corredores,españoles o no! — Chris Froome (@chrisfroome) 2014-09-07 20:05:52 Wonder no more! This is   …Continue Reading

Most retweeted cycling tweets of 2014

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The most retweeted cycling tweets of 2014 Somehow Spanish language tweets get retweeted much more than other languages. The tweets by Chris Froome also have a latino link Es el ciclismo es la vida, caer y levantarse, gracias a Dios sigo en carrera y a darlo todo @lavuelta @Movistar_Team http://t.co/2iIdCayIOc — NairoQuinCo (@NairoQuinCo) 2014-09-02 19:29:18   …Continue Reading

Popular twitter accounts in the peloton 2014

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What are the twitter interests of the peloton? Velofacts compared the accounts of 514 pro cyclists and the accounts they are following.