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Strava: Which Country is the Quickest?

A year-end statistics report from Strava lists the top-six countries by overall speed, split into male and female categories

For both the men and women Holland took top honours.

For the men, the United Kingdom took second and France third.

For the women, it was France finishing second and the United States rounding out the podium in third.

The site has a total of more than 161 million bike rides uploaded to it so far in 2016, a data set size that would make any statistician grin.

Dutch male riders averaged a speed of 16.71 mph and women rider an average of 13.27 mph, though many may point to the relatively flat terrain in their country, compared to the others on the list, whereas the United States, United Kingdom and France have much hillier terrain.

The most popular day for a bike ride around the world was Sunday, September 11.

Globally, it was Greg van Avermaet’s Olympic gold medal-winning ride in Rio that gained most kudos from fellow Strava users.

A new Benchmark

An average speed of 16 mph on a hilly road ride is now the training benchmark of every respectable amateur road rider on Strava.

What about the Pro's?

More and more Pro riders are now on Strava. Here's our list, not exhaustive:

Pro Riders On Strava
 Robert Gesink  Ian Boswell  Romain Bardet  Niki Terpstra
 Iljo Keisse  Koen de Kort  Alex Dowsett  Thibaut Pinot
 Laurens Ten Dam  Brendan Canty  Brad Huff  Arnaud Demare
 Jack Haig  Kiel Reijnen  Chad Haga  Moreno Hofland
 Michael Kwiatkowski  Teejay Van Garderen  Adam de Vos  Alexey Vermeulen
 Arthur Vichot  Warren Barguil  Ben Hermans  Ben King
 Ben Swift  Bob Jungels  Bram Tankink  Christian Knee
 Cyril Lemoine  Dan Craven  Daniel Eaton  Daniel Oss
 Dion Smith  Edward Theuns  Gianni Meersman  Greg Henderson
 Hugo Houle  James Oram  Jasper Stuyven  John Murphy
 Jussi Veikkanen  Kristoffer Skjerping  Larry Warbasse  Laurens De Plus
 Logan Owen  Lucas Euser  Luis Lemus  Mads Schmidt
 Martijn Keizer  Michael Albasini  Michel Kreder  Nathan Brown
 Maxime Bouet  Niccolo Bonifazio  Rob Britton  Robin Carpenter
 Jeremy Roy  Petr Vakoc  Pim Ligthart  Rick Zabel
 Ruben Zepuntke  Ryan Mullen  Serge Tsvetkov  Steven Kruijswijk
 Tao Geoghengan Hart  Thomas De Gendt  Tiesj Benoot  Caleb Fairly
 Tom Van Asbroeck  Travis McCabe  Giovanni Visconti  Daryl Impey
 Alexander Kristoff  Greg Van Avermaet  David Lopez  Andrew Greipel
 Jon Degenkolb  Taylor Phinney  Lars Boom  Luka Mezgec
 Joe Dombrowski  Simon Yates  Adam Yates  Lawson Craddock
 Fredrik Ludvigsson  Gavin Minnion  Wilco Kelderman  Lars Petter Nordhaug
 Peter Stetina  Lasse Norman Hansen  Jans Bakelants  Rigoberto Uran Uran
 Marcus Burghardt  Mike Woods  Matej Mohoric  

 

Former Pros Other Notable Cyclists
 Phil Gaimon  Jenson Button
 Ted King  David Coultard
 George Hincapie  Cosmo Catalano
 Jens Voight  Barry Bonds
 Nate King  Valtteri Bottas
 Ned Overend  Andre Lotterer
 Laurent Jalabert  


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