I was asked the other day if if Jonathan’s comment on Matt’s ride was an accurate statement. So I decided to run the numbers and see who has spent the most time in the yellow jersey on the Road Challenge for the last 3 years.
A couple of things to note: (1) this doesn’t take into account when people posted their rides or (2) when people signed up. Other than those two caveats, it should be pretty accurate.
2011 Road Challenge – Days in Yellow
|Franco on Tour (winner)||12|
|Nancy Deans (winner)||26|
2012 Road Challenge – Days in Yellow
|Michael Mardosz (winner)||53|
|Mary Bouchard (winner)||5|
2013 Road Challenge – Days in Yellow (as of today)
|Scott Lundy (leader)||17|
|Heidi Christensen (leader)||28|
|Victoria The Explorer||5|
So yes, while Matt wasn’t ever in the Yellow jersey last year, he has spent more time wearing the yellow over the last three years than anyone else. Jessica Sharpe has the most for the women with one less than Matt.