Tour de France 2012: Hommage to Team Sky with some statistics.

It’s common knowledge that Team Sky love their numbers. These beloved digits are their gateway to success, the fuel they sustain their hopes and fears upon, and the lifeblood of their team. They are an institution that go weak at the knees at the sound of someone whispering sweet nothings such as their VO2 Max, VAM, Watts/kilo or Anaerobic work capacity (AWC), and Dave Brailsford’s pupils can be seen dilating as a rider’s aerodynamic drag and peak power numbers are read back to him in a dull monotone. Whilst most of us prefer the sport a little more Euro, with more helpings of ‘I was in a tunnel of pain and pouring so much energy through the bike that my vision was going black and white’ and less ‘I kept pushing 460 watts for an hour and it worked’, Sky have won the Tour, and so for one night only, it’s time to give a few statistics out about the Tour that help offer some insight.

Stage wins by Nation

1. Great Britain (7) – Cavendish x 3, Wiggins x2, Froome, Millar

2. France (5) – Voeckler x 2, Pinot, Rolland, Fedrigo

3= Slovakia (3) – Sagan x 3

3= Germany (3) – Greipel x 3

5. Spain (2) – L.L Sanchez, Valverde

6. Switzerland (1)-  Cancellara

Stage wins by Team

1. Team Sky (6) – Cavendish x 3, Wiggins x 2, Froome

2=Europcar (3) – Voeckler x 2, Rolland

2= Lotto-Belisol (3) – Greipel x 3

2= Liquigas (3) – Sagan x 3

5. FDJ-BigMatt (2) – Pinot, Fedrigo

6=RadioShack (1) – Cancellara

6=Rabobank (1) – L.L. Sanchez

6= Movistar (1) – Valverde

6= Garmin-Sharp (1) – Millar

Podium Visits by Team

1. Team Sky (31) – 6 stage wins, 14 Yellow Jerseys (Wiggins), 1 King of the Mountains Jersey (Froome), 8 Team prizes, 2 final podium (Froome, Wiggins)

2. Liquigas -(24) –  3 stage wins, 19 Green jerseys (Sagan), 1 most aggressive rider prize (Sagan), 1 final podium (Nibali)

3. RadioShack  (23) – 1 stage win, 7 Yellow Jerseys (Cancellara), 2 Green Jerseys (Cancellara), 13 Team prizes.

4. BMC – 19 white jerseys (Van Garderen).

5. Europcar – (13) – 3 stage wins, 6 King of the Mountains jerseys (Voeckler), 4 most aggressive rider prizes (Voeckler x 2, Rolland, Arashiro)

6= SaxoBank-TinkoffBank – (10) – 6 King of the Mountains jerseys (Morkov), 3 most aggressive rider prizes (Morkov x 2, Sorensen), Combativity award (Sorensen)

6= Astana – (10) – 7 King of the Mountains Jerseys (Kessiakoff), 3 most aggressive rider prizes (Kessiakoff, Kiverlovski, Vinokourov)

8. FDJ-BigMatt – (4) – 2 stage wins, 2 most aggressive rider prizes (Lagandous, Roux)

9= Cofidis – (3) – 2 white jerseys (Taaramae), 1 most aggressive rider prize (Edet)

9=Lotto-Belisol – (3) – 3 stage wins

11= Garmin-Sharp – (2) – 1 stage win, 1 most aggressive rider prize (Zabriske)

11= Rabobank – (2) – 1 stage win, 1 most aggressive rider prize (L.L. Sanchez)

11= Movistar – (2) – 1 stage win, 1 most aggressive rider prize (Valverde)

Prize Money (Euros)

1. Team Sky – 828,840 – 103,605 per finishing rider (8)

2. Liquigas – 204,110 – 22,678 per finishing rider (9)

3. Lotto-Belisol – 136,700 – 15,188 per finishing rider (9)

4. BMC – 134,190 – 14,910 per finishing rider (9)

5. RadioShack-Nissan – 125,950 – 20,991 per finishing rider (6)

6. Europcar – 107,360 – 15,337 per finishing rider (7)

7. FDJ-BigMatt – 71,470 – 8,933 per finishing rider (8)

8. Astana – 70,490 – 8,811 per finishing rider (8)

9. SaxoBank-TinkoffBank – 66,690 – 7,410 per finishing rider (9)

10. Orica-GreenEdge – 39,440 – 4,930 per finishing rider (9)

11. Rabobank – 39,000 – 9,750 per finishing rider (4)

12. Ag2r – 27,770 – 3,471 per finishing rider (8)

13. Garmin-Sharp – 26,290 – 4,381 per finishing rider (6)

14. Movistar – 25,120 – 4,186 per finishing rider (6)

15. Euskatel-Euskasi – 19,830 – 3,966 per finishing rider (5)

16. Omega Pharma-QuickStep – 19,370 – 2,767 per finishing rider  (7)

17. Cofidis – 18,570 – 2,652 per finishing rider (7)

18. Lampre-ISD – 15,700 – 3,925 per finishing rider (4)

19. Katusha – 12,830 – 1,832 per finishing rider (7)

20. Argos-Shimano – 12,590 – 2,098 per finishing rider (6)

21. Saur-Sojasun – 11,480 – 1,435 per finishing rider(8)

22. Vacansoleil-DCM – 9,720 – 2430 per finishing rider (4)

Tour Riders Yellow Jersey rankings

1. Fabian Cancellara, 28 Days (2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012)

2. Thomas Voeckler, 20 Days (2004, 2011)

3. Bradley Wiggins, 14 Days (2012)

4. Stuart O’Grady, 9 Days (1998, 2001)

5. Cadel Evans, 8 Days (2008, 2010, 2011)

6= David Millar, 3 Days (2000)

6= David Zabriske, 3 Days (2005)

8= Sylvain Chavanel, 2 Days (2010)

8=Frank Schleck, 2 Days (2008)

8= Alejandro Valverde, 2 Days (2008)

8= Jens Voigt, 2 Days (2001, 2005)

12= Phillipe Gilbert, 1 Day (2011)

12= George Hincapie, 1 Day (2006)

Previous Grand Tour Winners classification

1st. Nibali (2010 Vuelta)

2nd. Evans (2011 Tour)

3rd. Menchov (2009 Giro, 2005/2007 Vuelta)

4th. Valverde (2009 Vuelta)

5th Scarponi (2011 Giro)

6th. Basso (2006/2010 Giro)

7th. Cobo (2011 Vuelta)

8th. Vinokourov (2006 Vuelta)

9th. Hesjedal (2012 Giro)

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