Jo Wood’s fascinating dynamic bulge chart shows progress of the 6000 riders of the 2015 Paris-Brest-Paris bicycle randonnée.
The animation shows where and when riders were bunched up on the road and at controls.
Abandons (DNFs) can also be seen accumulating at various controls along the route.
Circles used to indicate bunches at controls of more than 200 riders, coloured by the most common group of riders:
Loudeac is always very busy and it is easy to spend far too long there.
Data based on provisional results from Audax Club Parisien (thanks to Axel Koenig for help with assembling the data). There are currently some errors in the original data, especially for the later DNFs and at the Loudeac control.