This is not supposed to be a deep statiscal analysis, after all, the PdC have their own specialist on this mix of science and art. Anyway as I looked at the VDS results I was wondering who were the most productive riders so far. Thanks to Ted this is a very easy task. So I just exported to excel and sorted the data.
A few impressions and the table on the Jump.
The top 25 (yes coincidentally the number of riders you need on a team).
|Rider||Price||Score 2009||Score 2010||Points per Cost|
|Juan Jose Haedo||2||20||210||105|
- Mostly 1 pointers. I guess one should expect that so early in the season as any 1 point rider who scores a decent result should have and interesting productivity. The clear exception is Iglinsky and one could argue that he is having a hell of a season.
- There is an analysis already showing the effect of Cat 6 races (ursula or majope if I am not wrong), that is, not much. But looking at this data one could say that the most productive riders are getting their points on smaller races. Again some exceptions there with Eisel, Inglinsky, Big George etc......
- You could also argue that you could be in top 5 in the VDS spending just 41 points but man....to do that there is no need to know cycling....you better go with the Magic 8 ball. Hehehe.
Anyway as the season goes on this might dramatically change, specially with the Ardenes and all the GTs ahead but I was curious to look at how this was coming so far.
On the other side the most expensive riders not scoring so far:
Gerro, my friend, you'd better score something on the Ardennes!!!
So what else do you think? Disapointments, nice surprises so far Vs what you were expecting?
On my side pretty happy with Tony, Tommeke & Tyler and nice points from Sagan. Gerro! Wake up mate!!