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Vive le Tour!

Oliver W Duke-Williams19 July 2013

The 100th edition of the Tour de France will reach its conclusion this Sunday in Paris, with – for the first time – a night finish on the Champs-Élysées; Chris Froome is the favourite to win, following in the tyre treads of Sir Bradley Wiggins, who became the first ever British tour winner last year. Meanwhile, Mark Cavendish has become the outright record holder for the number of mass finish stage wins.

Has the success of British cyclists in road races and on the track inspired more people to take up cycling? We can use the Longitudinal Study and other Census resources to explore this… (more…)