Income distribution and Tour de France

July 21, 2014
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A few days ago, Jean-François Mignot published an interesting article entitled Tour de France 2014 : pourquoi le vainqueur gagne 100 fois plus que le 10e. In this article, we have the following graph, with the income of the cyclist, as a function of his final ranking (the data where downloaded from http://sportbuzzbusiness.fr/) > bike=read.csv( + “http://freakonometrics.free.fr/tourdefrance.csv”, + sep=”;”,header=TRUE,dec=” “) > bike[1:19,”prime”]=bike[1:19,”prime”]*1000 > plot(bike,log=”y”,type=”b”, + xlab=”(Final) rank”,ylab=”Bonus”) As pointed out by Jean-François, if the winner gets a lot of money, the bonus decreases fast, very fast actually. […]

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