Our ridiculously handsome and powerful off-season free agent acquisition, the Butterscotch Stallion, Esq., provided this post-race breakdown of the numbers:
Clearly the lack of well-established breakaways led to a faster average speed in this year's edition. For those of us dropped or suffering, this is a bit of consolation.
There's further consolation for those who suffered through this year's 3/4 race. According to the analysis of Man Dagger, Esq., J.D., VRRCDJ (Virginia Road Race Champ, Denied-Jersey), this year's 2012 3/4 race was faster than last year's 2011 1/2/3.
Finally, this video comes courtesy of XO racing. It captures a slightly different angle than that shown on Bike Doctor's site.