Tour de France 2021: Stage 3 Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

0.02
FIETS
113.6 mi
DISTANCE
5,282 ft
GAINED
0.03 %
AVG. GRADE

FULL CLIMB STATS

Page Contributor(s): Erwan Treguier, Brittany, France

INTRO

Climbs of Stage 3 (Flat)
1) Côte de Cadoudal (category 4) - Ide Schelling (NEL)
2) Côte de Pluméliau (category 4) - Jelle Wallays (NEL)

The two climbs today are both category 4 and fairly mild. Only 2 KOM points are up for grabs in stage 3. 

Click on "Full Summary" to see a full summary of Tour de France Stage 3 or see our 2021 Tour de France page for the best way to view and filter Tour de France stage routes and climbs.
Côte de Cadoudal (category 4):  6.1% average grade, 0 descent; 30% of the climb is at 0-5% and 70% at 5-10%; the steepest 500 meters is 7.9%.

Côte de Pluméliau (category 4):  3.3% average grade, 0 descent; 89% of the climb is at 0-5% and 11% is at 5-10%.

See our Profile Tool for more detailed information on gradients over the course of the climbs and the steepest segments (in imperial or metric units) for each climb. 
Information Not Available

If you have any information regarding this climb, we'd like to hear from you. Click the CONTRIBUTE button to share your thoughts with us.

Information Not Available

If you have any information regarding this climb, we'd like to hear from you. Click the CONTRIBUTE button to share your thoughts with us.

Before heading out on any cycling adventure check out our Things to Bring on a Cycling Trip and use our interactive check list to ensure you don't forget anything.
Information Not Available

If you have any information regarding this climb, we'd like to hear from you. Click the CONTRIBUTE button to share your thoughts with us.

ROUTE MAP

MEMBER RATING

Not Yet Rated
-
Road
-
Traffic
-
Scenery

CURRENT WEATHER

NEARBY CLIMBS (0) RADIAL PROXIMITY

FROM
No Climbs Found

MEMBER REVIEWS & COMMENTS

Let us know what you thought of this climb. Signup for our FREE membership to write a review or post a comment.
Already have an account?
ROUTE MAP
PROFILE TOOL

Climb Profile Not Found
CLIMB SUMMARY

graph, profile grid, elevation, distance chart, Tour de France 2021, Stage 3, Lorient to Pontivy

TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE 3:  FLAT STAGE

183 km / 1610m

LORIENT > PONTIVY

PJAMM CYCLING INTERACTIVE PROFILE TOOL

See our 2021 Tour de France page for the best way to view and filter Tour de France stage routes and climbs that you have ever seen - guaranteed!

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 pre-race summary for Stage 3:

Pre-race summary:  “Pontivy is actually just a fifteen minutes drive away from Mûr-de-Bretagne where Mathieu van der Poel took his first Maillot Jaune in the name of his grand-father Raymond Poulidor but stage 3 is very different from the first two of the 108th Tour de France. It’s a long visit of the Morbihan department soon to be headed by the president of the Union Cycliste Internationale David Lappartient, starting from Lorient, the town of the Jean-Yves Le Drian French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs. It’s a land of politicians who love cycling. The course makes a little detour through Radenac, the village of Jean Robic who won the 1947 Tour de France. Moreover, it’s the first stage that definitely suits the sprinters. Caleb Ewan, Arnaud Démare, Mark Cavendish, Tim Merlier, Jasper Philipsen, Wout van Aert, Peter Sagan, Mads Pedersen, André Greipel, Nacer Bouhanni and Bryan Coquard have ambitions to win in Pontivy where a technical run-in awaits them.”  letour.fr - Stage 3

Official post-race summary for Stage 3 :

TIM MERLIER CLAIMS HIS FIRST TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE WIN

Belgium’s Tim Merlier won the first bunch sprint of the Tour de France just like at the Giro d’Italia two months ago. It was a 1-2 with his team-mate Jasper Philipsen while Nacer Bouhanni rounded out the podium in a crash-marred finale that has also reshuffled the overall classification. However, Mathieu van der Poel retained the Maillot Jaune after having paved the way for his victorious team-mates.

Five riders in the lead

180 riders took the start of stage 3 in Lorient at 13.21. Jelle Wallays (Cofidis), Michael Schär (AG2R-Citroën), Ide Schelling (Bora-Hansgrohe), Maxime Chevalier and Cyril Barthe (B&B-KTM) rode away in the first kilometre of racing. They got a maximum advantage of 3’15’’ at km 13. A heavy crash happened at La Trinité-sur-Mer (km 37), forcing Robert Gesink (Jumbo-Visma) to withdraw while Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) remained on the ground for a while with an injured shoulder. He made his way back to the pack with the help of his team-mates Luke Rowe, Dylan van Baarle and Jonathan Castroviejo as the race was at Auray (km 49). With 100km to go, Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ), Xandro Meurisse (Alpecin-Fenix) and Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal) were leading the pack 2’ behind the leading five riders.

Ide Schelling back in the lead of the KOM competition

Schelling took the lead of the KOM classification as he soloed to the top of the iconic Cadoudal climb in Plumelec, after which he sat up to wait for the peloton. Wallays, Schär, Chevalier and Barthe remained at the front. Chevalier surrendered with 13km to go as the peloton was 40’’ behind. A crash occurred in the peloton 12km before the line. It split the peloton with riders like Lopez, Gaudu, Madouas and Cavendish being forced to chase behind.10km before the end, Roglic fell as well. His team was prompt to help him to come across but it was mission impossible. Another crash hampered Tadej Pogacar later on, as well as Arnaud Démare who was unable to contest the sprint.

A 1-2 for Alpecin-Fenix

Van der Poel powered to the finish line in the role of lead-out man for his two sprinters, Merlier and Philipsen who rode into the last kilometre in perfect position. Behind them, Caleb Ewan and Peter Sagan went down in the last slight bend with 200 metres to go. Merlier preceded Philipsen on the line for a 1-2 for the Belgian squad that retained the Maillot Jaune with Van der Poel for the second day.

Stage 3 Climbs

Category

Winner

Points Awarded

Bonus points

Strava KOM

Time/speed

Côte de Cadoudal

4

Ide Schelling (NEL)

1

David Gaudu

3:29 / 19.6

Côte de Pluméliau

4

Jelle Wallays (NEL)

1

Mathieu Nicol

2;35 / 27.5

STAGE 3 DETAILS AND STATISTICS

Map of Tour de France 2021 Stage 3, Lorient to Pontivy

Official Map of 2021 Tour de France Stage 3. 

Stage 3:

  • Distance: 183 kilometers
  • Altitude gained: 1,610 meters
  • Percentage Grade:
  • 48.5% flat or descent
  • 48% 0-5%
  •  3.5% 5-10%
  • Steepest (on Côte de Cadoudal):
  • 500 meters 7.9%
  • 1 Kilometer 6.5%
  • Highest Point on the Route:  195 meters
  • Lowest Point on the Route:  3 meters

COMMENTS FROM RACE DIRECTOR CHRISTIAN PRUDHOMME - STAGE 3:

“Warren Barguil, best climber of the 2017 Tour should have all eyes on him as he takes off from his birth area. But he shouldn’t be in the spotlights at the finish: by the Château des Rohan, the sprinters certainly won’t want to miss out on this first opportunity they have to express themselves on this edition” (Tour de France Stage 3). 

THE CLIMBS OF STAGE 3 OF THE 2021 TOUR DE FRANCE

graph, profile grid, elevation, distance chart, Tour de France 2021, Stage 3, Climb 1, Cote de Cadoudal

CLIMB 1 (CAT 4)  - CÔTE DE CADOUDAL

PJAMM CYCLING INTERACTIVE PROFILE TOOL

graph, profile grid, elevation, distance chart, Tour de France 2021, Stage 3, Climb 2, Cote de Plumeliau

CLIMB 2 (CAT 4) - CÔTE DE PLUMÉLIAU

PJAMM CYCLING INTERACTIVE PROFILE TOOL

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)