Paris-Roubaix Data, plotted

Paris-Roubaix is the greatest single-day bicycle race in the world. Here are some plots related to the race.

1. Speed vs. Year

Perhaps the most interesting plot, to address the question "Are the racers getting faster?". Although the post-1940 speeds are faster generally than the pre-1940 speeds, there does not appear to be an accelerating trend.

2. Speed vs. Distance

Do longer editions generally result in slower average speeds? This plot doesn't really imply that.

Distance vs. Year

Just for historical reference, here we have the distance of the races plotted by year.

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