2010 Tour de France by the numbers

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Here are some numbers that might be remembered as the books close on the 2010 Tour de France:

3 — The number of career Tour de France championships won by Alberto Contador

0 — The number of stage wins by Alberto Contador in the 2010 Tour de France

28 — The number on the jerseys worn by Lance Armstrong's RadioShack team at the start of the final TdF stage and on the podium in Paris. Represents 28 million people living with cancer worldwide. The high commissioners of cycling threatened to disqualify them for this egregious breach of protocol. As it is, the team faces a disciplinary hearing

50,000,000 — An estimate of the number of people who think the TdF commissaires are being stupid

5 — The number of stage wins by “Manx Missile” Mark Cavendish

15 — The number of TdF career stage wins over 3 years by Mark Cavendish

22 — The number of TdF stage wins André Darrigade between 1953 and 1966; that's the record according to VeloNews' John Wilcockson

39 — The final time gap in seconds between Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck

31 — Andy Schleck's lead over Alberto Contador, in seconds, at the end of Stage 14 on Sunday

8 — Alberto Contador's lead, in seconds, after he attacked in Stage 15 when Andy Schleck's chain slipped off the crank

197 — The number of cyclists in the peloton for the prologue in Rotterdam

170 — The  number of cyclists who crossed the finish line in Paris on the final stage

 23 — The final place in the General Classification for Lance Armstrong in his final Tour de France.

484 — The average daily viewership, in thousands, of the three-hour live Tour de France coverage by Versus in the first four days. That was a 16% increase. Less dramatic increase for its daily total (5%). Unique users of Versus Tour de France website was up 15%

16 — The record number TdF appearances by Joop Zoetemelk; George Hincapie needs one more to match this

19 — The number of Biking Bis readers who chose Alberto Contador to win the 2010 TdF, out of 61 who responded to a poll

Livestrong is soliciting donations of $28 (or more) to support the 28 million people living with cancer

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