Tour de Ski Queen Stage: Splits analysis (Updated)

Posted by Jan Kocbach, 06 Jan 2011@13:00


The above illustration shows the development in the Tour de Ski Queen Stage from Cortina to Toblach – highlighting how a big chasing pack formed from most of the skiers between position 2 and 15.

The pack gained time on Cologna throughout most of the race – gaining nearly 45 seconds from 7 km up to 27 km. However, the group had problems cooperating in the last part of the downhill down to Toblach, loosing more than half of what they had worked hard on gaining in the first part of the race.

For the illustration above, comparison is done to Dario Cologna. A line which is flat means the same time as Cologna. A line which goes down represents slower speed – a line which goes up represents faster speed.

It is also very interesting to take a look at the complete field – seeing how nearly no single skiers survived own their own throughout the race – all the skiers getting sucked up by different groups. Of the Top 30, only two skiers survived on their own – Dario Cologna and Marcus Hellner. The rest of the skiers packed themselves into only three big groups.

Do your own analysis

You may also open the splitsbrowser yourself to make your own analysis of the race. A flat line on a split means that an athlete is the fastest on a split. The steeper the line goes, the more an athlete looses on that split. Note that all lines start at 0:00 instead of at the actual start time, thus the illustration is not useful for the first split.

Live update during the race

The splits analysis was regularly updated during the stage to make it possible to understand the action as it happens by looking at the splitsbrowser.

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