I read with great interest Amelia Barber’s post that combined her loves of women’s cycling and data science (link). Since reading her post and writing a brief reply (link), I have been investigating some Union Cycliste International result data.
Like Amelia, I am interested in how I might use R with race data to make women’s road cycling more visible. In this race I appear to have a number of visualisations that report chronological age. It is one of the column headings in the data set.
My first attempts include:
These are very basic visualisations of the data but they are for me a start in a public conversation about how we share the available data. The UCI has five pages of women’s road race data going back to October 2018 (link). I sense that an important conversation to have about these data will be web scraping and the possibilities afforded.
I look forward to sharing my analyses on GitHub (link).