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2015 World Tour stats

– Eduardo Estrada (Colombia, Lampre-Merida) is the youngest rider of the peloton, 19 years and 11 months

– The oldest cyclist is Matteo Tossato (Italy, Tinkoff-Saxo), 40 years and 7 months

– 476 riders from 41 riders will race for the 17 World Tour teams, France being the country with most cyclists, 56

– No less than 32 of these riders are neo-pros

– The U.S.A. is the country with the most World Tour teams, three: BMC, Cannondale-Garmin and Trek Factory Racing

– 10 Grand Tour winners will be in the peloton: Ivan Basso, Alberto Contador, Cadel Evans, Chris Froome, Ryder Hesjedal, Vincenzo Nibali, Nairo Quintana, Michele Scarponi, Alejandro Valverde and Bradley Wiggins

– Since the World Tour was created, Joaquim Rodriguez and Alejandro Valverde each won the individual classification three times

– Tinkoff-Saxo was on four occasions the best team, while Spain won the nation classification eight times

– Lotto-Soudal is the team with the oldest continuing sponsor – Lotto – which supports the team since 1985

– Cannondale-Garmin and Trek Factory Racing are the teams with riders coming from the most countries – 14 – a record for the new season

– In 2015, Cannondale-Garmin will be the youngest team in the peloton, 26,42 years, while Tinkoff-Saxo will be the oldest: 29,59 years

– This year, there will be 27 races in the calendar: 14 one-day races and 13 stage races

– Almost half of these races are controlled by three organizers: ASO (Paris-Nice, Paris-Roubaix, Flèche Wallonne, Liège–Bastogne–Liège, Criterium du Dauphiné, Tour de France, Vuelta a España), RCS Sport (Tirreno-Adriatico, Milan-Sanremo, Giro d’Italia, Il Lombardia) and Flanders Classics (Gent-Wevelgem, Tour of Flanders)

– France has the most race days (39), followed by Spain (35) and Italy (30)

– Just 8 of the 148 race days are outside Europe (Australia and Canada)

– There is a total of 16116 World Tour points put up for grabs

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