….wait for it
slightly better than average!
Show me the data.
Fine. Here’s the data, and it’s bloody compelling (although blogger made the graph slightly fuzzy)
In the above graph:
- Along the x-axis, the overall placing (for the winner Evan, that’s 1) (lower is favourable)
- Along the y-axis, the “Seconds Behind Leader” (for the winner Evan, that’s 0) (lower is favourable)
Notice the "Tall Tree Cluster" (green cloud starting with Matt, and ending with Todd) with comfortable distribution under the “Mean Average” and not being part of the pro-rated lapped riders, or heaven forbid the "laterne rouge" at the top right.
"Well done boys."
...or more accurately, "slightly better than adequately done boys."
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