TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE 1: Individual time trial
13 km / 43m
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STANDINGS AFTER STAGE 21 (July 18)
Official summary for the day’s racing ________
STAGE 1 DETAILS AND STATISTICS
- Distance: 13 kilometers
- Altitude Gained: 43 meters
- Percentage grade:
- 48% flat or descent
- 52% 0-5%
- 500 meters 1.1%
- 1 Kilometer .8%
- Highest Point on the Route: 18 meters
- Lowest Point on the Route: 5 meters
COMMENTS FROM RACE DIRECTOR CHRISTIAN PRUDHOMME - STAGE 1:
“The Queen Louise Bridge is reputed to be the busiest cycling route in the world. The riders will start the Tour by heading down the time trial start ramp one by one to tackle a circuit within the city that will take them past Tivoli Gardens and the Little Mermaid. There are a handful of bends on a course that’s quite technical, but these shouldn’t prevent the day’s most powerful rider from taking the first yellow jersey.” (Tour de France Stage 1).
THE CLIMBS OF STAGE 1 OF THE 2022 TOUR DE FRANCE
No climbs on Stage 1
EXPLANATION OF KING OF MOUNTAIN, KOM POINTS AND BONUS POINTS
FOR THE 2022 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).
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:
- 1st = €800
- 2nd = €450
- 3rd = €300
- 1st = €650
- 2nd = €400
- 3rd = €150
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)