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Numbers is blue are the number of brevets totals.
Number in red are distance totals (km).
200 300 400 600 1000 1200* Brevets Km
2543 183 1727 18,325 7,562,500 63.5%
#of Brevets:10526 5962
4889 4023 312 2611 = 28,323
*1200s are all PBP
of brevets: ~28,323 Brevets
Page XXVII - Analyse du PBP 1991 par pays
A departure from the 1987 table measuring brevet participation, is the introduction in 1991, of a points system based not exclusively on distance - female PBP finishers are given a 50% (600 km/6 point) bonus. Further to this, the listing of brevet statistics is presented as a competition between countries, and between clubs, both internationally and within France. (The internal French club competition had been a feature of earlier PBP booklets). The international club 'competition' is particularly farcical because clubs can be any size including being national organizations - Audax U.K. is considered one club and not surprisingly wins the 'competition' hands down. Interestingly, it's a system which favours Canada. There are three Canadian clubs in the top ten, including the "Bicycle Ass of BC" right up there in second place (Prairie Rand. is 5th, and Toronto Rand. is 9th). Nevertheless the club competition angle is of only peripheral interest, and I have ignored these results. Similarly, I have removed the girl bonus from the nation points totals - this way the total column "Km" in the chart above reflects actual distance rather than points.
Only the top ten Countries are included on the chart from page XXIV - distance information is given for some clubs in Sweden, Ireland, and Finland but these countries were excluded from the main list. Also, PBP finishers' distance information for a handful of riders from Germany, Italie, Luxembourg, New Zealand, and Switzerland (available on page XXVII) was also excluded from the chart on page XXIV. I have integrated all this information into the chart above. Since the brevet distribution information for Sweden, Ireland, and Finland is not available, I have not included brevet totals from these countries - but I have inlcuded the distance amounts. [Eric F.]