Dimension Data technology is being used in one of the most prestigious races on the cycling calendar, Tour de France.
Dimension Data technology is being used in one of the most prestigious races on the cycling calendar, Tour de France. Discover some highlights and data from every step day per day on ITnation.lu.
Discover some highlights and data from step 6 of the Tour de France, a 191.5 km race going from Abbeville to Le Havre.
- Stage 6 of the 102nd Tour de France travelled from Abbeville (2nd time stage town), through Normandy, to Le Havre.
- 191.5 km – the length of the course with three Category 4 climbs.
- 120 km – the stretch of windy coastline along yesterday’s route.
- 20 – the number of times Le Havre has been a stage town, making it one of the top five hosts of le Tour…after Pau (67), Paris (41), Alpe D’Huez (29), and GAP (23).
- 7% – steepest gradient of the stage: an 850m uphill climb of Côte d’Ingouville to the finish.
- 943.8 km – distance cyclists have travelled from the start in Utrecht.
- 36 – number of Tour de France victories by a French rider, the highest number of victories by a single nation.
- 25,000 – total number of refuse bags given out to the spectators and motor-home owners to ‘help le Tour protect the mountains’.
- 8 – the number of stages that are broadcast in full. @DimensionData’s BETA site is live during broadcast hours.
- 188 riders started the race.
- 39.108 km/h – the average speed on the stage.
- 33.63 km/h – average speed of fastest rider up Côte du Tilleul, Gregory Henderson (LTS).
- 75.89 km/h – top recorded speed on the stage by John Dagenkolb (TGA) at km 186.5.
- 00’02” – the time gap between the first and last rider.
- 49.09 km/h – top speed Teklehaimanot (MTN) reached just before the King of the Mountains point on Côte de Pourville-sur-Mer as the climb leveled out.
- 56.77 km/h – top speed on the intermediate sprint by Degenkolb (TGA) in the km before the Saint Leonard checkpoint.
- 36.13 km/h – speed of Van Bilsen (COF), who was ahead in the break, winning the intermediate sprint comfortably.
- 28.19 km/h – speed at which Tony Martin (EQS), crashed less than 1km from the finish line.
Average speeds up the Category 4 climbs:
- Climb 1 – Côte de Dieppe: Teklehaimanot (MTN) 23.40 km/h; Quemeneur (EUC) 23.39 km/h; van Bilsen (COF) 23.33 km/h.
- Climb 2 – Côte de Pourville-sur-Mer: Teklehaimanot (MTN) 25.36 km/h; Quemeneur (EUC) 25.48 km/h; van Bilsen (COF) 25.37 km/h.
- Climb 3 – Côte du Tilleul 25.02 km/h – average speed of Teklehaimanot (MTN) up the 3rd climb, claiming the maillot à pois rouges!
Stage winner: CZE | Zdenek Stybar | EQS
Stage time: 04h 53′ 46″
Average speed: 39.113 km/h
Overall Jersey Leaders
|J GER | Tony Martin – EQS | 22h 13′ 14″
V GER | André Greipel – LTS | 161 points
B SVK | Peter Sagan – TCS | 22h 13′ 41″
P ERI | Daniel Teklehaimanot – MTN | 3 points
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