First some general statistics. We only look at the 498 riders this season active in the WorldTour. The average weight of these riders is 68.8 kg, the average length is 180.9 cm.
Table 1. Heaviest
Table 2. Lightest
Table 3. Tallest
Table 4. Shortest
Are climbers shorter than sprinters?So far the simple statistics. We go back to our opening question, are climbers shorter than sprinters? Therefore we compared the top-25 of our sprinter ranking to the top-25 of our GC ranking. We assume the top-25 of the GC ranking contains a high number of specialized climbers. After running the computations, we found that climbers are on average 178.2 cm, against 179.8 cm for sprinters. This means a climber is on average 1.6 cm shorter than a sprinter. Looking at the average weight, we find much more difference as expected.The average climber is 64.2 kg versus 71.7 kg for sprinters.
Are time trial specialist taller than the average professional rider?To compute this statistic, we looked at the top-25 of the time trial ranking. Running the query on this, we find the average length to be 181.4 cm against 180.9 cm for the average World Tour rider. Therefore we can indeed conclude that the average time trial specialist is taller than the average pro, and certainly taller than the average climber.
Which country has the shortest riders?Interesting is to see which country has the shortest riders. Again, we took only the WT riders.
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