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Tour de France blog

Guest Blog Post - Tech de France Featured
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Guest Blog Post - Tech de France

I have a confession to make, well two actually – data doesn’t turn me on and I haven’t ridden a push bike on a road for some time. All the more reason to spend a couple of days with Dimension Data at the Tour de France.

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Five machine-learning lessons from the Tour de France thubmnail
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Five machine-learning lessons from the Tour de France

Predictive analytics and machine learning have the potential to transform the world of sport. The exponential growth in this area is making it possible to predict the outcomes of sports events, a step beyond merely analysing historical data.

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Guest Blog: How IoT data is helping companies uncover big value in the little things
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Guest Blog: How IoT data is helping companies uncover big value in the little things

Let’s start by saying that, much to my Welsh parent’s dismay, I’m not much of a sports fan! I’m a technologist who has little interest in watching a ball being kicked or tossed around a field and would much rather view strings of code working together in unison to form the perfect programming gameplay. I do however see a synergy between technology and sports and am both intrigued and excited by the way this relationship is steadily evolving.

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Team Dimension Data - the tech behind the business
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Team Dimension Data: the tech behind the business

What technology helps to keep Team Dimension Data on the road and their fans informed?

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Predicting the machine-learning future
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Predicting the machine-learning future

From real-time predictions of pro cycling race scenarios, to self-driving cars – here’s what machine learning will offer digital businesses

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Guest Blog Post - Tech de France
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Guest Blog Post - Tech de France

I have a confession to make, well two actually – data doesn’t turn me on and I haven’t ridden a push bike on a road for some time. All the more reason to spend a couple of days with Dimension Data at the Tour de France.

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Stage 20
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Analytics in Action – Stage 21

Montgeron / Paris: After Dylan Groenewegen's (TLJ) winning sprint on the Champs-Élysées, it’s time to celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s Tour de France riders, with Chris Froome (SKY) as champion once again. Here are the most striking data bytes we’ve gathered from three weeks of exhilarating action.

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Stage 20
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Analytics in Action – Stage 20

Marseille / Marseille: The last time trial of the 2017 Tour de France saw Maciej Bodnar (BOH) snatch the stage victory and Chris Froome (SKY) all but secure a fourth overall win.

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Stage 19
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Analytics in Action – Stage 19

Embrun / Salon de Provence: After four podium finishes in the sprints, Edvald Boasson Hagen (DDD) finally tasted glory on stage 19.

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Stage 18
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Analytics in Action – Stage 18

Briancon / Izoard: Warren Barguil (SUN) rose to a brilliant stage win atop the Col d'Izoard, while Chris Froome (SKY) held on to the Yellow Jersey, which he’s likely to keep until the final stage in Paris.

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Stage 17
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Analytics in Action – Stage 17

Le Murre / Serre Chavalier: Aggressive racing at high altitude earned Primoz Roglic (TLJ) his biggest win to date, while Fabio Aru (AST) lost time to Chris Froome (SKY).

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Stage 16
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Analytics in Action – Stage 16

Le Puy-en-Velay / Romans sur Isere: A hard day of racing through blustering winds allowed Marcel Kittel's (QST) rivals to overcome his sprinting dominance, with Michael Matthews (SUN) snatching victory at Romans-sur-Isère.

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Rest day in Le Puy en Velay
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Analytics in Action highlights: Stage 10-15

The Tour de France tackled even more imposing mountains in the gruelling second week … and not without its fair share of drama. Let’s enjoy the view in data.

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Stage 15
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Analytics in Action – Stage 15

Laissac-Severac 'Eglise / Le Puy-en-Velay: It took Bauke Mollema (TFS) several years of commitment to snatch his first stage victory on the Tour de France; while Chris Froome (SKY) fought as hard as ever to retain his Yellow Jersey.

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Stage 14
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Analytics in Action – Stage 14

Blagnac / Rodez: Also known as ‘Bling’, Michael Matthews (SUN) stormed to an uphill win on Saturday at the end of stage 14. The final ramp to the finish also saw Chris Froome (SKY) reclaim the Yellow Jersey from Fabio Aru (AST).

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Stage 13
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Analytics in Action – Stage 13

Saint Girons / Foix: An intense day of racing saw Warren Barguil (SUN) take his revenge and claim the first French victory on France’s famous national day since 2005.

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Stage 12
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Analytics in Action – Stage 12

Pau / Peryagudes: Team Sky's grip on the Tour de France has loosened on Stage 12 in the Pyrenees, with Romain Bardet (ALM) winning on the summit and Fabio Aru (AST) taking the Yellow Jersey.

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Stage 11
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Analytics in Action – Stage 11

Eymet / Pau: Once again top dog in today’s race to Pau, Marcel Kittel (QST) became only the second rider this century to score five stage wins on a single Tour de France.

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Rest day in Dordogne
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Analytics in Action - Stage 10

Perigueux / Bergerac: Returning to the lowlands of France, the 2017 Tour saw Marcel Kittel (QST) grab his fourth stage win. And this time, nobody came close.

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Stage 1-9
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Analytics in Action highlights: Stage 1-9

The past nine days of the Tour de France has delivered intense racing and many dramatic ups and downs to thrill the fans. Here’s what it all looked like in data.

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Stage 9
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Analytics in Action – Stage 9

Nantua / Chambery: Stage 9 of the Tour de France was no less than a rollercoaster ride! Rigoberto Uran (CDT) won a thriller of a race, while Chris Froome (SKY) neatly avoided the dangers that took Richie Porte (BMC) out of contention with a nasty crash.

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Stage 8
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Analytics in Action – Stage 8

Dole / Sation des Rousses: French youngster Lilian Calmejane (DEN) made the most of a very demanding stage on Sunday. An impressive ride earned him his first win on the Tour de France.

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Stage 7
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Analytics in Action – Stage 7

Troyes / Nuits-Saint-Georges: Marcel Kittel’s (QST) dominance of bunch sprints at the 2017 Tour de France was seriously challenged by Edvald Boasson Hagen (DDD) on stage 7. But the German always seems to have the edge in the end.

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Stage 6
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Analytics in Action – Stage 6

Visoul / Troyes: Proving to be the most powerful rider so far on the 2017 Tour de France, Marcel Kittel (QST) delivered another impressive result in the streets of Troyes at the end of stage 6.

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Stage 5
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Analytics in Action – Stage 5

Vittel / La Planche de Belles Fille: Fabio Aru (AST) made the most of the first mountain stage on the 2017 Tour de France with an impressive win. He snatched victory from Dan Martin (QST) and Chris Froome (SKY) who now leads in the General Classification.

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