23 May 2012

Not a bad first stage!

Joaquin Rodríguez won today's Stage 17 of the Giro d'Ialia.  The Spaniard just edged Italian Ivan Basso in an exciting finish.  Below is how today's result compares to the prediction I posted yesterday.
  • Stage 17:  5h 24' 41" (actual), 5h 28' 26" (prediction), 3' 45" slow (1.15% error)
I told my student, Brian Ramsey, that that's not bad for his very first stage prediction!  Below is how the average speed came out for Joaquin Rodríguez in the 187-km (116-mile) stage.
  • Stage 17:  9.60 m/s (21.5 mph)
Check back soon for a prediction for tomorrow's Stage 18, which looks to have a lot of fast downhills.

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