Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

June 8, 2016

Today’s CT Daily News Digest: Herrada times finishing kick to perfection to win Dauphiné stage, Contador keeps yellow; Domagalski doubles One Pro Cycling’s wins in Korea; Keagan Girdlestone stable in battle for survival; New gene doping test likely to be in use for Rio Olympics; Danielson on USADA case: My positive test is consistent with supplement contamination; Human rights groups call for UCI to reject Bahrain Cycling Team; Guarnier extends Women’s WorldTour lead; Australian crit champ Mackay signs with Hagens Berman-Supermint; 2016 Gran Fondo New York by the numbers; Tinkoff team chef quits over ‘inexcusable behaviour’ by owner; Dauphiné stage 2 highlights; Dan Martin, Richie Porte after Critérium du Dauphiné stage 1; Armitstead talks about what it takes to be the best; Ted King on winning the Dirty Kanza; Contador locked out of team bus

2016 Gran Fondo New York by the numbers

by CyclingTips

The Gran Fondo New York posted an interesting data dump of statistics around this year’s edition of the event, held last month. Specifically, the race took a specific look at the kind of equipment riders used.

Courtesy: Gran Fondo New York

According to the event, four “bike experts” conducted the count at the start of the event on George Washington Bridge, just after the security checkpoint. Three focused on frame brand and one focused on drivetrain type. While there were more than 4,000 bikes in the event, the four counters had only two hours, with the majority of starters coming by near the end of that time, close in to the start. Still they counted an impressive total of 3,877 bikes.

The component type split among the usual three — Shimano was dominant with SRAM in second and Campagnolo in third — consistent with market share. On the bike brand side, the top three were unsurprisingly Trek, Specialized and Cannondale, respectively and by a wide margin over the rest. However, there were some surprising results too.

“High-end brands Cervelo and Pinarello take the next two spots, topping big companies like Giant, Scott and BMC, with the latter barely making the top 10,” the report said. “German online retailer Canyon lands the seventh place despite not being available yet in the US (said to be available later this year).”

Also interesting are the demographics of the event. The average age of the participants was 41-years-old and 40% of the participants were from the US. 19% of the participants were women.

Click through to read more at Gran Fondo New York.