Tour de France 2021: Stage 6 Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

0.01
FIETS
99.8 mi
DISTANCE
3,068 ft
GAINED
0.06 %
AVG. GRADE

FULL CLIMB STATS

INTRO

Climbs of Stage 6 (Flat)
1) Côte De Saint-Aignan (Category 4)

Click on "Full Summary" to see a full summary of Tour de France Stage 6 or 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!

See more details and tools regarding this climb's grade via our interactive Profile Tool.
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 6, Tours to Chateauroux

TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE 6:  FLAT

160.6 km / 935m

TOURS > CHÂTEAUROUX

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 6 (July 1):

“T’S CAVENDISH’S TERRITORY… Following the individual time trial of Laval, Mathieu van der Poel is still in the yellow jersey. It pleases Tadej Pogacar who didn’t want to handle the responsibilities in the race so early. From Tours to Châteauroux, it’s another short stage dedicated to sprinters like stage 4 surprisingly won by Mark Cavendish in the absence of Caleb Ewan. As he unexpectedly made his way back to the Tour de France, the Manxman noted that Fougères and Châteauroux, two places where he won before, were again on the course. So is Nîmes, but later on. Cav’ is actually unbeaten in Châteauroux. That’s where he took his first ever Tour de France stage victory in 2008. He made it again at the exact same place on the avenue de La Châtre in front of the Gaston-Petit football stadium in 2011. The Tour hasn’t returned to Châteauroux since. It’s all about Cav’ as he loves things to be, but he’s not the only sprinter left…”  letour.com - Stage 6.

Official post-race summary for Stage 6 (July 1):

“Mark Cavendish won the bunch gallop in Châteauroux for the third time after 2008 and 2011, beating Jasper Philipsen and Nacer Bouhanni on the line just like in Fougères on stage 4. It’s his 32nd stage win at the Tour de France. Mathieu van der Poel retained the Maillot Jaune.

An impressive flying start

177 riders took the start of stage 6 in Tours at 14.04. Olivier Naesen (AG2R-Citroën) was the first attacker but the second offensive by the Belgian group of the French outfit worked better as a front group of eight riders was formed at km 3, comprising Greg Van Avermaet (AG2R-Citroën), Jonas Rickaert (Alpecin-Fenix), Kasper Asgreen (Deceuninck-Quick Step), Toms Skujins (Trek-Segafredo), Nils Politt (Bora-Hansgrohe), Soren Kragh Andersen (DSM), Thomas De Gendt (Lotto-Soudal) and Georg Zimmermann (Intermarché-Wanty Gobert). Anthony Turgis (TotalEnergies) went in between but was brought back by the pack. Sprinters’ teams Groupama-FDJ, Arkea-Samsic and Qhubeka-Nexthash pulled out to bring the breakaway back but Van Avermaet forged on at km 31 to remain alone in the lead.

Van Avermaet and Kluge in the lead

Roger Kluge (Lotto-Soudal) came across to him at km 41. Their advantage was 2’15’’ at that point and remained the maximum of the day. After having covered almost 50km in the first hour of racing, the leading duo was kept on a leash all the way by the Alpecin-Fenix team followed by Deceuninck-Quick Step. Greg Van Avermaet won the only KOM prize of the day at St-Aignan (km 72) and the intermediate sprint at Luçay-le-Mâle (km 104) where the peloton was just thirty seconds adrift. The bunch waited as much as they could before they bridged the gap.

Cav does it again

Van Avermaet and Kluge got reeled in 2.5km before the end. Julian Alaphilippe seized the reins of the peloton to prepare the sprint for Cavendish. The Manxman positioned himself behind Philipsen and Merlier to overhaul them in the last 100 metres. With 32 stage wins in the Tour de France, he’s only two successes shy on Eddy Merckx’ record.” letour.fr - Stage 6

Stage 6 Climbs

Category

Winner

Points Awarded

Bonus points

Strava KOM

Time/speed (mph)

Côte de Saint-Aignan

4

Greg VAn Avermaet

1

n/a

Quentin Desmoulins

4:14 / 20

STAGE 6 DETAILS AND STATISTICS

Map of Tour de France 2021 Stage 6, Tours to Chateauroux

Official Map of 2021 Tour de France Stage 6. 

Stage 6:

  • Distance: 160.5 kilometers
  • Altitude Gained: 935 meters
  • Percentage Grade:
  • 47% flat or descent
  • 52% 0-5%
  • < 15 5-10%
  • Steepest (at km 15):
  • 500 meters 6.8%
  • 1 Kilometer 4.2%
  • Highest Point on the Route:  201 meters
  • Lowest Point on the Route:  51 meters

COMMENTS FROM RACE DIRECTOR CHRISTIAN PRUDHOMME - STAGE 6:

“A brief stage in two parts. A touch of sweetness and wonder first going by the splendid Renaissance castles, uncomparable gems of the Val de Loire heritage. Power then when the teams protecting the interests of their sprinters will increase the pace to reach the finish” (Tour de France Stage 6).

THE CLIMBS OF STAGE 6 OF THE 2021 TOUR DE FRANCE

graph, profile grid, elevation, distance chart, Tour de France 2021, Stage 6, Climb 1, Cout de Saint-Aignan

CLIMB 1 (CAT 4) - CÔTE DE SAINT-AIGNAN 

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)