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Short answer - noone knows for sure. This question is a more specific dupe of https://sports.stackexchange.com/questions/1000/are-all-oval-track-races-done-counter-clockwise-if-so-why I'd consider human physiology as the cause - somewhere between 70% and 95% of grown humans prefer their right-hand. And noone knows why either. Citations: http://www.bbc....


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Sounds to me like they're talking about the pawls inside the freewheel body. The pawls click every time they bounce over a tooth. Here's a freewheel opened to show two pawls and 20 teeth, which is two points of engagement and 20 clicks per wheel rotation. At worst case, the pedals could move 20/360 of a full rotation (18 degrees) before the pawls drop, ...


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It's hard to come up with an exact number, but you could likely get a team in for $10 million dollars or slightly less. The figures I have seen for "average" budgets are usually around $20 million. Most estimates place over 50% of the budget in salaries, with larger name riders making more. A Tour de France team is 9 riders, however, pro teams generally ...


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Looking at related discussions on reddit it seems he was using a "old style" down tube shifter instead of one on the brake lever. In the photo, you can see the shifter close to his left knee. There are other photos showing the same set-ups.


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This is not a proper answer. Its more a collection of notes gleaned from different sources. Feel free to add more if you find other things. 1989 The first Tour de Trump, a 10-day, 837-mile bicycle race through five Eastern states http://www.nytimes.com/1989/05/15/sports/dispute-mars-end-of-the-tour-de-trump.html Other site says 825 miles total, or 782 ...



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