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TDF average speed
edited July 2008
About 40KM/h, or 25mph
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In the procycling programme (I think - or else in the C+ supplement) there's a list of all the tours and their average speed. Recent years have been 38-40kph. Back in the days on dirt roads and fewer gears it was <25kph... since then it's increased steadily until reaching and bit of a plateau for the last few years.
Will be interesting to see whether we continue to see an increase or whether the apparent reduction in doping means a drop...
What "doping" ?
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Those averages are kind of useless. What would make more sense is to split the times into:
1. TT avg speed (and this into under 20KM, 21-30KM, 31+ KM)
2. Speed on the mountains
3. Speed in sprints
Anyone know each of these?
You can see the organisers expectations of every stage by looking at the time schedule:
http://www.letour.fr/2008/TDF/COURSE/us ... etape.html