Miles and Miles

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Cycling Quotient’s a handy database of results, archives and statistics. One thing to note is the rankings of riders with the most race kilometres in their legs this year. Here’s the top-10 as of today.

1. Thomas Voeckler, 14,243km
2. Jens Voigt, 13,802km
3. Danilo Hondo, 12,911km
4. Andrei Grivko, 12,716km
5. Luca Mazzanti, 12,713km
6. Sandy Casar, 12,416km
7. Brian Vandborg 12,243km
8. Stephen Cummings, 12,228km
9. Lloyd Mondory, 12,212km
10. Vasil Kiriyenka, 12,205km

Voeckler tops the rankings with currently 14,243km. That’s the equivalent of going from Paris to Perth. Voeckler and Voigt stand out well above the others, third placed Hondo and tenth man Kiriyenka are only separated by about 900km.

Note that all riders have had relatively few wins, they are neither sprinters nor climbers and usually claim their wins in a breakaway. Ride again and again and eventually you’ll get in a move, occasionally you’ll win.