The place where MTB results make sense
For road cycling there is a website where all the amateurs and professionals go when they want to check the results of a competition, to know the record of a cyclist or the history of a race, this is the popular procyclingstats.com. But in mountain biking there was nowhere else until a few months ago. In mtbdata.com they have proposed to combine and show all the mountain bike results in a simple way, and to use this information to elaborate all kinds of statistics.
mtbdata.com aims to be the reference in mountain bike statistics
A few months ago we became aware of the existence of mtbdata.com through social networks, and we started to follow its website until we were able to talk to some of its creators. The project, based in Spain, aims in a first phase to collect the largest database of mountain bike results, a difficult task if we take into account that the UCI hosts results until 2009. But they don't want to stop there and aim to become a reference portal where amateurs and professionals can find a large amount of extra information and statistics.
As we said, the project is still in the development phase and we can see it in the fact that current cyclists still have no titles to add to their track record before 2009. But on the other hand, we can already extract very interesting data just by consulting the results of any race.
If we consult the results of the Nove Mesto World Cup on mtbdata.com, we can see on a single screen information about the total number of participants in each category, the average age, the times of the winners and the winners of all previous editions, among other data.
A tool like this will be very interesting to put some results into context without having to dig through hundreds of rankings, so we will keep a close eye on the progress of this project.
Further information can be found at mtbdata.com