UCI Pro Tour Stats

All the data for these stats came from the UCI Pro-Tour website http://www.uciprotour.com.

The term “Neo” is equivalent to a rookie, I guess it is a Euro thing.

The age format used below is year:days  and the age is taken as of 1 Jan of each year

Year Total Riders Neo No: of teams Avg Age Avg age of Neo Biggest Team Smallest Team
2006 553 61 20 27:255 21:262 30 24
2007 558 56 20 27:256 21:215 30 25
2008 499 48 18 27:204 21:295 30 24
2009 476 38 17 27:204 21:321 30 22
2010 471 38 18 27:248 21:120 28 24
2011 489 43 18 27:361 21:229 30 24

 

Oldest Rider Birthdate Age Year Youngest Rider Birth date Age
EKIMOV Viatcheslaw – RUS 04/02/1966 39:331 2006 CAPECCHI Eros – ITA 13/06/1986 19:200
BROCHARD Laurent – FRA 26/03/1968 38:278 2007 VINTHER Troels Ronning – DEN 24/02/1987 19:311
BALDATO Fabio – ITA 13/06/1968 39:200 2008 BARLA Luca – ITA 29/09/1987 20:93
NOE Andrea – ITA 15/01/1969 39:350 2009 BELLIS Jonathan – GBR 16/08/1988 20:136
KNAVEN Servais – NED 06/03/1971 38:299 2010 PINOT Thibaut – FRA 29/05/1990 19:214
VOIGT Jens – GER 17/09/1971 39:105 2011 VAN KEIRBULCK Guillaume – BEL 14/02/1991 19:321

 

The table below shows the countries which are doing better than others based on their population, in other words, which nations are punching above the weight. It shows how many pro riders they have as a percentage of the population (The percentage is per 1,000,000 people of the population.). I only included countries that had at least three pro riders otherwise the percentages became a little too random.

 

2006   2007 2008 2009 2010
Country Riders %   Country  Riders % Country  Riders % Country  Riders % Country  Riders % Country  Riders %
LUX 4 8.431% ó LUX 4 8.329% ó LUX 4 8.329% ó LUX 3 6.100% ó LUX 5 10.167% ó LUX 4 8.134
BEL 43 4.143% ó BEL 54 5.196% ó BEL 44 4.234% ó BEL 43 4.129% ó BEL 46 4.417% ó BEL 49 4.705
SUI 24 3.190% ñ DEN 14 2.560% ² EST 4 3.040% ñ DEN 14 2.545% ñ SLO 6 2.991% ó SLO 7 3.490
ESP 104 2.574% ò SUI 19 2.515% ó SUI 16 2.118% ò EST 3 2.309% ò DEN 16 2.909% ó DEN 15 2.727
SLO 5 2.487% ó SLO 5 2.488% ó SLO 4 1.991% ó SLO 4 1.994% ñ ESP 68 1.678% ñ NED 34 2.034
DEN 12 2.202% ò ESP 85 2.101% ó ESP 77 1.904% ñ NED 30 1.795% ó NED 27 1.615% ñ SUI 13 1.710
NED 28 1.698% ó NED 32 1.931% ó NED 28 1.690% ò ESP 70 1.727% ñ NZL 5 1.187% ò ESP 60 1.481
FRA 97 1.593% ó FRA 98 1.538% ò DEN 9 1.646% ò SUI 11 1.447% ñ AUS 24 1.129% ó AUS 28 1.317
ITA 84 1.445% ó ITA 79 1.359% ò FRA 103 1.616% ó FRA 86 1.343% ò SUI 8 1.052% ñ NOR 6 1.287
AUS 19 0.938% ó AUS 24 1.175% ò ITA 67 1.152% ó ITA 54 0.929% ó ITA 60 1.032% ó ITA 69 1.187
AUT 6 0.732% ñ KAZ 11 0.720% ñ NOR 4 0.864% ñ AUS 17 0.800% ñ KAZ 14 0.909% ò NZL 5 1.187
IRL 3 0.739% ² NZL 3 0.729% ò AUS 17 0.832% ² NZL 3 0.712% ò FRA 49 0.765% ² IRL 4 0.952
NOR 3 0.651% ñ SWE 6 0.664% ò KAZ 10 0.654% ñ SWE 6 0.662% ² NOR 3 0.644% ò KAZ 14 0.909
FIN 3 0.573% ò NOR 3 0.648% ² SVK 3 0.551% ò KAZ 10 0.649% ñ BLR 6 0.622% ² LTU 3 0.844
GER 41 0.497% ó GER 41 0.498% ñ AUT 4 0.488% ñ BLR 5 0.518% ñ AUT 5 0.609% ñ SVK 4 0.732
SWE 4 0.444% ò AUT 4 0.488% ò GER 39 0.473% ò AUT 4 0.487% ² SVK 3 0.549% ñ POR 6 0.560
KAZ 5 0.328% ñ CZE 3 3.805% ² BLR 4 0.411% ò GER 28 0.340% ò SWE 4 0.442% ò FRA 32 0.500
CZE 3 3.825% ñ UKR 8 0.173% ò SWE 3 0.332% ñ RUS 22 0.157% ² POR 4 0.374% ò BLR 4 0.415
POR 3 0.283% ñ COL 6 0.135% ò CZE 3 3.805% ² CAN 4 0.119% ò GER 29 0.352% ò AUT 3 0.365
UKR 7 0.150% ñ GBR 7 0.231% ò UKR 7 0.151% ñ GBR 6 0.098% ó GBR 13 0.213% ò SWE 3 0.331
COL 5 0.115% ñ RUS 12 0.085% ò COL 4 0.090% ó COL 4 0.088% ò RUS 20 0.143% ² CZE 3 0.294
CAN 3 0.091% ñ POL 3 0.078% ò GBR 5 0.165% ò UKR 4 0.065% ñ POL 5 0.130% ò GER 22 0.267
POL 3 0.078% ñ USA 14 4.046% ò RUS 11 0.078% ² POL 3 0.078% ò CAN 4 0.119% ò GBR 16 0.262
RUS 11 0.077%   ò USA 9 2.601% ó USA 19 5.437% ò UKR 5 0.082% ò POL 8 0.208
GBR 4 0.142%   ò COL 3 0.069% ò UKR 9 0.197
USA 15 4.371%   ² RSA 3 0.061% ò RUS 20 0.143
  ò USA 18 5.151% ó USA 28 0.091

 

Details of the country codes can be found here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_IOC_country_codes
Sorry the traffic light trend arrows only work in a browser that supports wingding fonts. i.e. IE9 but you should bet the idea of the trend from the arrows

Here are the same stats but in alphabetical order.

2006     2007     2008     2009     2010     2011    
Country Riders % Rank Riders % Rank Riders % Rank Riders % Rank Riders % Rank Riders % Rank
Argentina  0 0.000 38 1 0.025 36 1 0.025 36 1 0.024 39 2 0.049 37 2 0.049 36
Australia 19 0.938 11 24 1.175 11 17 0.832 12 17 0.800 11 24 1.129 8 28 1.317 8
Austria 6 0.732 13 4 0.488 17 4 0.488 15 4 0.487 16 5 0.609 17 3 0.365 23
Belarus 1 0.097 28 2 0.206 24 4 0.411 20 5 0.518 15 6 0.622 16 4 0.415 21
Belgium 43 4.143 2 54 5.196 2 44 4.234 3 43 4.129 2 46 4.417 2 49 4.705 2
Brazil 1 0.005 37 2 0.011 38 2 0.011 37 1 0.005 41 1 0.005 39 1 0.005 41
Canada 3 0.091 29 1 0.030 35 1 0.030 34 4 0.119 31 4 0.119 33 2 0.060 35
China 0 0.000 38 1 0.001 40 0 0.000 39 0 0.000 42 1 0.001 40 1 0.001 42
Columbia 5 0.115 26 6 0.135 27 4 0.090 30 4 0.088 34 3 0.069 35 2 0.046 37
Costa Rica 0 0.000 38 0 0.000 41 0 0.000 39 1 0.235 25 1 0.235 26 1 0.235 28
Croatia 1 0.222 23 1 0.223 23 1 0.223 24 1 0.223 27 1 0.223 28 1 0.223 30
Cuba 0 0.000 38 0 0.000 41 0 0.000 39 1 0.087 35 0 0.000 41 0 0.000 43
Czech Republic 3 0.293 20 3 0.293 21 3 0.293 23 2 0.196 28 2 0.196 30 3 0.294 25
Denmark 12 2.202 6 14 2.560 3 9 1.646 8 14 2.545 3 16 2.909 4 15 2.727 4
Estonia 2 1.510 9 2 1.520 9 4 3.040 4 3 2.309 4 1 0.770 13 1 0.770 15
Finland 3 0.573 15 2 0.382 20 2 0.382 21 2 0.381 20 2 0.381 21 2 0.381 22
France 97 1.593 8 98 1.538 8 103 1.616 9 86 1.343 9 49 0.765 14 32 0.500 18
Germany 41 0.497 17 41 0.498 16 39 0.473 17 28 0.340 22 29 0.352 23 22 0.267 26
Hungary 1 0.100 27 1 0.100 29 1 0.100 28 1 0.101 32 0 0.000 41 1 0.101 34
Ireland 3 0.739 12 2 0.487 18 2 0.487 16 2 0.476 17 2 0.476 19 4 0.952 12
Italy 84 1.445 10 79 1.359 10 67 1.152 11 54 0.929 10 60 1.032 10 69 1.187 10
Japan 1 0.008 36 1 0.008 39 0 0.000 39 1 0.008 40 1 0.008 38 1 0.008 40
Kazakhstan 5 0.328 19 11 0.720 13 10 0.654 13 10 0.649 14 14 0.909 11 14 0.909 13
Latvia 0 0.000 38 1 0.443 19 1 0.443 18 1 0.448 18 2 0.896 12 1 0.448 20
Lithuania 2 0.558 16 1 0.280 22 2 0.559 14 1 0.281 24 1 0.281 25 3 0.844 14
Luxembourg 4 8.431 1 4 8.329 1 4 8.329 1 3 6.100 1 5 10.167 1 4 8.134 1
Moldova 0 0.000 38 0 0.000 41 0 0.000 39 1 0.231 26 1 0.231 27 1 0.231 29
Netherlands 28 1.698 7 32 1.931 7 1 0.060 32 30 1.795 6 27 1.615 6 34 2.034 5
New Zealand 1 0.245 22 3 0.729 12 28 6.803 2 3 0.712 12 5 1.187 7 5 1.187 11
Norway 3 0.651 14 3 0.648 15 2 0.432 19 2 0.429 19 3 0.644 15 6 1.287 9
Poland 3 0.078 30 3 0.078 32 4 0.104 27 3 0.078 36 5 0.130 32 8 0.208 31
Portugal 3 0.283 21 1 0.094 30 2 0.188 25 2 0.187 29 4 0.374 22 6 0.560 17
Russia 11 0.077 31 12 0.085 31 1 0.007 38 22 0.157 30 20 0.143 31 20 0.143 33
Slovakia 1 0.184 24 1 0.184 25 11 2.019 6 2 0.366 21 3 0.549 18 4 0.732 16
Slovenia 5 2.487 5 5 2.488 5 3 1.493 10 4 1.994 5 6 2.991 3 7 3.490 3
South Africa 2 0.045 34 1 0.023 37 4 0.091 29 0 0.000 42 3 0.061 36 2 0.041 38
Spain 104 2.574 4 85 2.101 6 77 1.904 7 70 1.727 7 68 1.678 5 60 1.481 7
Sweden 4 0.444 18 6 0.664 14 3 0.332 22 6 0.662 13 4 0.442 20 3 0.331 24
Switzerland 24 3.190 3 19 2.515 4 16 2.118 5 11 1.447 8 8 1.052 9 13 1.710 6
Ukraine 7 0.150 25 8 0.173 26 7 0.151 26 4 0.065 37 5 0.082 34 9 0.147 32
United Kingdom 4 0.066 32 7 0.115 28 5 0.082 31 6 0.098 33 13 0.213 29 16 0.262 27
United States 15 0.050 33 14 0.046 34 9 0.030 35 19 0.311 23 18 0.295 24 28 0.458 19
Uzbekistan                               1 0.036 39
Venezuela 1 0.039 35 2 0.077 33 1 0.038 33 1 0.037 38 0 0.000 41 0 0.000 43

Next will be something similar but focusing on the Tour de France riders.

 

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