Tour de France 2021: Stage 1 Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

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INTRO

Climbs of Stage 1 (Hilly): 

1) Côte de Trébéolin (category 4)
2) Côte de Rosnoën (category 4)
3) Côte de Locronan (category 3)
5) Côte de Saint-Rivoal (category 4)
6) Cote de la Fosse Aux Loups (category 3)

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TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE 1:  HILLY

198 km / 2697m

BREST > LANDERNEAU

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STANDINGS AFTER STAGE 21 (July 18)

Individual standings

Rider

Time

gap

Team

1

Tadej Pogacar (SLO)

82h 56’ 36”

UAE Team Emirates

2

Jonas Vingegaard (DEN)

83h 01” 56”

00h 05' 20"

Jumbo-Visma

3

Richard Carapaz (ECU)

83h 03’ 39”

00h 07’ 03”

Ineos Grenadiers

KOM Standing

Rider

KOM Points

Country

Team

1

Tadej Pogacar

107

Slovenia

UAE Team Emirates

2

Wouter Poels

88

Netherlands

Bahrain Victorious

3

Jonas Vingegaard

82

Denmark

Jumbo-Visma

KOM CORNER

Official summary for the day’s racing (June 26):

“Julian Alaphilippe powered to victory up the climb of La Fosse aux Loups (the wolfpit) with the help of his Wolfpack from Deceuninck-Quick Step. He became the first Frenchman to win the opening stage of the Tour de France since Christophe Moreau twenty years ago and only the third reigning world champion to exchange the rainbow jersey for the yellow jersey at the end of stage 1 after Georges Speicher (1934) and Bernard Hinault (1981).”  

Six riders in the lead

184 riders took the start of stage 1 in Brest at 12.33. Victor Campenaerts (Qhubeka-Nexthash) was first to get a bit of gap for himself. It enabled him to collect the first KOM point up for grabs at côte de Trébéolin (cat. 4, km 8.6). Five riders managed to go clear at km 12 at the initiative of Franck Bonnamour (B&B), quickly rejoined by Danny van Poppel (Intermarché-Wanty Gobert), Cristian Rodriguez (TotalEnergies), Anthony Perez (Cofidis), Ide Schelling (Bora-Hansgrohe) and later by Conor Swift (Arkea-Samsic) to make a front group of six at km 19.5 Eight kilometres further, their maximum advantage of 3’55’’ was recorded. Tim Declercq and Petr Vakoc seized the reins of the peloton for Deceuninck-Quick Step and Alpecin-Fenix respectively.

Ide Schelling soloes to KOM glory

Following a strong attack by Schelling, Perez won the KOM at Locronan (km 61.5). Schelling attacked at the bottom of the côte de Stang Ar Garront in Châteaulin (km 111) to take one KOM point but he forged on and his former breakaway companions were reeled in by the peloton with 68km to go. A massive crash occurred at km 152 as Tony Martin hit a spectator. It led to the first withdrawal of the 2021 Tour de France as Jasha Sütterlin (DSM) was injured. It took a while for Wout van Aert, Miguel Angel Lopez, Sonny Colbrelli and Bryan Coquard to make it back to the pack.

Alaphilippe soloes in La Fosse aux Loups

Schelling was brought back with 28km to go. The peloton rode all together at a moderated speed towards Landerneau. Another massive crash split the peloton 7.5km before the end. Deceuninck-Quick Step strongly led the peloton before the 3-km long ascent of La Fosse aux Loups. Alaphilippe attacked in the steepest section before the 2km to go mark. He made a gap for himself. Pierre Latour (TotalEnergies) and the Slovenian duo formed of Primoz Roglic and Tadej Pogacar chased him down but he fended off their return. Michael Matthews sprinted to second place with Roglic taking some interesting time bonus in third position. Chris Froome has been badly affected by the crash. Last year’s podium contenders Richie Porte and Miguel Angel Lopez also lost some significant time at the end of stage 1. letour.fr - Stage 1

Climb:

Category

Winner

Points Awarded

Bonus points

Strava KOM

Time/speed (mph)

Côte de Trébéolin

4

Victor Campenaerts

1

n/a

Clément Bodin

1:35 / 22.5

Côte de Rosnoën

4

Danny Van Poppol

1

n/a

Laurent Pichon

6:15 / 18.8

Côte de Locronan

3

Anthony Perez

2

n/a

Arnaud Bescond

4:26 / 10.4

Côte de Stang ar Garront

4

Ide Shelling

1

n/a

unk

n/a

Côte de Saint-Rivoal

4

Ide Schelling

1

n/a

Flavien Bernier

3:49 / 20.3

Côte de la Fosse Aux Loups

3

Julian Alaphilippe

2

n/a

Valentin Madouas

6:09 / 16.9

STAGE 1 DETAILS AND STATISTICS

Map of Tour de France 2021 Stage 1, Brest to Landerneau

Official Map of 2021 Tour de France Stage 1. 

Stage 1:

  • Distance: 187 kilometers
  • Altitude Gained: 2,697 meters
  • Percentage grade:
  • 51% flat or descent
  • 41% 0-5%
  • 7% 5-10%
  • 1% 10-15%
  • Steepest (on Landerneau Côte de la Fosse Aux Loups):
  • 500 meters 9.7%
  • 1 Kilometer 8.7%
  • Highest Point on the Route:  314 meters
  • Lowest Point on the Route:  14 meters

COMMENTS FROM RACE DIRECTOR CHRISTIAN PRUDHOMME - STAGE 1:

“In a post card type scenery, going through Locronan and Quimper, this first day will offer no respite. The never ending accelerations due to the frequent changes in direction, the windy parts in the Monts d'Arrée and a finish at the top of 3-km hill at an average 5.7% (including parts at 14%) will crown one hell of a puncher” (Tour de France Stage 1).

THE CLIMBS OF STAGE 1 OF THE 2021 TOUR DE FRANCE

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CLIMB 1 (CAT 4) - VC CÔTE DE TRÉBÉOLIN 

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CLIMB 2 (CAT 4) - CÔTE DE ROSNOËN

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CLIMB 3 (CAT 3) - VC CÔTE DE LOCRONAN

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CLIMB 4 (CAT 4) - D887 CÔTE DE STANG AR GARRONT

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CLIMB 5 (CAT 4) - D30 CÔTE DE SAINT-RIVOAL

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CLIMB 6 (CAT 3) - LANDERNEAU CÔTE DE LA FOSSE AUX LOUPS

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EXPLANATION OF KING OF MOUNTAIN, KOM POINTS AND BONUS POINTS

FOR THE 2021 TOUR DE FRANCE

KOM DEFINED:  Climb-related points are accumulated during the race and the rider with the most accumulated points at the beginning of the stage wears the red polka dot jersey that day and the rider with the most points at the end of the race is crowned that year’s Tour de France King of the Mountains.

“Category”:  When the mountain classification (King of the Mountains) was introduced in 1933, there were points given to the first 10 riders over the summit (10 for first, 1 for 10th).  In 1947, the Tour introduced two climb “categories” with a certain amount of points for the second category and twice as many as for the first category.  Over the years “categories” were added, in addition to an “Above” category (Hors or HC) and since 1979 there have been an HC (hardest), Category 1 (second hardest) on down to Category 4 (least difficult climb).

The category of the climb is significant for 2 reasons:

  • The points awarded for the TdF KOM for each climb is based upon the category of climb - thus, “category” is the basis for the points that are used to determine each year’s King of the Mountains.
  • Most cycling fans, particularly Grand Tour fans, are very interested in the climb “category” because that tells them how hard each climb on a stage is and where the riders will struggle more and the point in a stage where that day, or even the entire tour, will be won or lost.

KOM HISTORY:  King of the Mountains -- Mountain Classification victories (first recognized in 1933; jersey introduced 1975)

POINTS:  KOM points are awarded in two ways on the Tour de France:

  •  To riders first over the summit of categorized climbs (in descending order HC, 1-4).  
  • The higher the category the more riders receive points (HC points are awarded to 8 riders while CAT 4 points are awarded to only 1 rider).
  • Bonus point (see below).

TDF POINTS FORMULA:

Wikipedia has the best summary and graph we’ve seen for TdF KOM points distribution:

he points gained by consecutive riders reaching a mountain top are distributed according to the following classification:

Wikipedia - Mountains Classification - Tour de France

BONUS POINTS:  These points go towards the King of the Mountain designation and are awarded to the first (8 points), second (5) and third (2) riders reaching designated summits in the race.  

This year’s bonus points are given at the top of the following climbs:

Stage 2: Mûr-de-Bretagne (first passage)

Stage 7: Signal d’Uchon

Stage 8: Col de la Colombière

Stage 11: Mont Ventoux, second passage

Stage 14: Col de Saint-Louis

Stage 15: Col de Beixalis

MONEY PRIZES FOR KING OF THE MOUNTAINS

  • Prize for First to 4th place:
  • Winner = €25,000
  • 2nd = €15,000
  • 3rd = €10,000
  • 4th = €4,000, 5th €3,500, 6th €3,000, 7th €2,500, and 8th €2,000
  • Daily prize for wearing the Polka Dot jersey = €6,000
  • Per category climb:
  • HC
  • 1st = €800
  • 2nd = €450
  • 3rd = €300
  • Cat 1
  • 1st = €650
  • 2nd = €400
  • 3rd = €150
  • Cat 2
  • 1st = €500
  • 2nd = €250
  • Cat 3
  • 1st = €300
  • Cat 4
  • 1st = €200

Jacques Goddet Souvenir (Stage 18 Col du Tourmalet) = €5000

Henri Desgrange Souvenir (Stage 15 Port D’Envalira) = €5000

The maximum amount the KOM winner could earn if he won every stage and wore the jersey from Stage 2 to the finish is $178,250 Euros ($217,351)