Morne Van Niekerk

Morne Van Niekerk 33 COB 30 GC 45 HLL 20 ITT 23 MTN 40 SP CyclingOracle.com

Information Van Niekerk

Morne Van Niekerk
South Africa
17 August 1995
28 years and 38 days
64 kg
178 cm

Morne Van Niekerk

Morne Van Niekerk is a bike-rider from South Africa. Morne Van Niekerk is contracted at St Michel-Mavic-Auber 93 and was born on August 17 1995. Morne Van Niekerk weighs 64 kg and is 178 cm long. More info on Morne Van Niekerk will be avaialbe soon. Please take look at the skills of Morne Van Niekerk at the rider-card at this page, those will be updated daily.

Current scores of Morne Van Niekerk

We keep track of all indicator-scores of Morne Van Niekerk (and all other pro-riders) based on results in UCI-races in the past 3 years. Stats are updated every day in order to provide up-to-date scores. It gives you the possibility to check current rider-specialties of all riders. Here you can find the scores of Morne Van Niekerk.

  • Morne Van Niekerk has an average strength of 44 points.
  • Van Niekerk scores 33 points on riding on cobbles.
  • Morne Van Niekerk scores 45 points on hills.
  • Van Niekerk gets 23 points on mountains.
  • Morne Van Niekerk has 30 points on riding General Classifications.
  • Van Niekerk is ranked at 20 points in time trial.
  • Morne Van Niekerk scores 40 points on sprinting.
  • Van Niekerk gets 43 points on riding on the flat.
  • Morne Van Niekerk indicates 51 points on doing a leadout.
  • Van Niekerk gained 54 points on riding one-day races.
  • Morne Van Niekerk has 20 points on racing prologues.
  • Van Niekerk gets a score of 20 points on riding short time-trials.
  • Morne Van Niekerk scores 20 points on riding long time-trials.

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Computer-model of CyclingOracle.com

Arjan Zoer is the mastermind behind the smart computer-algorithm. Arjan developed the model and is working on improvements of the model on a daily basis. We will not share the depths of the model publically, but can give some insight in how it works. The model is based on results of riders in the past 3 seasons in which more recent results have a larger impact on the outcome. The model runs for every male and female rider in all UCI-races. That’s a lot of data. The result of race, combined with the profile, quality of the startlist and the UCI-classification of the race, determines on which skills a rider gets ‘points’. Riders score points between 20 and 100 on 13 different skills (categories), being: spring, flat, mountain, hills, time-trial, ITT-long, ITT- short, prologue, cobbles, leadout, GC, one-day races and stage-races. In addition, a rider gets points for his current shape (good results in recent races).

Some examples:

  • A rider wins a bunch sprint in Tour de Rwanda. He gets points awarded for ‘flat’ and ‘sprint’, but these points will make less of a difference compared to a bunch sprint-victory in Tour de France given the UCI-classification of the race (2.1) and weak field of participants.
  • A rider wins a bunch sprint in Giro d’Italia and his teammates get rewarded points for ‘leadout. If teammates of a sprinter have a lot of leadout-points, the computer lifts the chances of a sprinter to win a flat race which is likely to result in a bunch sprint. Team-quality is part of the model.
  • A rider solos to victory in Ronde van Vlaanderen: the rider gets rewarded a mix of points on skills like ‘cobbles’, ‘hills’, ‘one-day races’ and ‘time-trial’.
  • A rider wins the sprint of a small-group at a summit-finish of Alpe d’Huez. He gets points for ‘mountain’, but also for ‘sprint’ and ‘stage-races’. Moreover, these points will weigh heavily on a rider’s shape or form in order to predict future results in the same race better.

All these skills will be used to predicted a cycling-race. Depending on the profile and field of participants, the computer predicts the most likely winner. The probability a certain rider will win the race is called ‘Expected Win’.

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