Tour de France 2021: Stage 16 Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

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

INTRO

Climbs of Stage 16 (Hilly): 
1) Col de Port (category 2) - Mattia Cattaneo (ITA)
2) Col de la Core (Seix) (category 1) - Patrick Konrad (AUT)
3) Col de Portet d’Aspet (Saint-Lary) (category 2) - Patrick Konrad (AUT)
4) Côte d'Aspret-Sarrat (category 4) - Patrick Konrad (AUT)

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TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE 16:  HILLY

169 km / 2707m

PAS DE LA CASE > SAINT-GAUDENS

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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

Stage 16 Climbs

Category

Winner

Points Awarded

Bonus points

Strava KOM

Time/speed (mph)

Col de Port

2

Mattia Cattaneo (ITA)

5

Lilian Calmejane

28:49 / 14.2

Col de la Core (Seix)

1

Patrick Konrad (AUT)

10

David Gaudu

36:43 / 13.5

Col de Portet d'Aspet (Saint-Lary)

2

Patrick Konrad (AUT)

5

Laurens ten Dam

14:19 / 14.9

Côte d'Aspret-Sarrat

4

Patrick Konrad (AUT)

Dominique Balitrand

2:05 / 17.3

Official pre-race summary for Stage 16 (July 13):

SECOND ACT IN THE PYRÉNÉES

Following a rest day in Andorra, stage 16 starts from Pas de la Casa, an unprecedented hosting town. It makes it a long downhill start in which a breakaway is likely to be formed by attackers who haven’t yet ridden to glory in the 108th Tour de France. The situation will certainly be settled by going up to the Col de Port (km 54) where the match between the players in the polka dot jersey is likely to continue, just like at the Col de Core (km 101.1) or at Portet- d’Aspet (km 136.5). If a large group forms, the contenders for the stage victory will certainly rush the selection there, perhaps reserving a final battle in the short 800-meter wall that will precede the finish in Saint-Gaudens. Letour.fr - Stage 16

Official post-race summary for Stage 16 (July 13):

PATRICK KONRAD TAKES HIS TURN

In a race that favours attackers, Austrian national champion Patrick Konrad mimicked his team-mate Nils Politt to claim his first Tour de France stage victory in Saint-Gaudens after 37km of a brave solo ride. Only two Austrians were stage winners at the Tour before: Max Bulla (3) in 1931 and Georg Totschnig in 2005. Sonny Colbrelli and Michael Matthews rounded out the podium. Tadej Pogacar retained the yellow jersey.

14 riders in the lead

145 riders took the start of stage 16. 2 non-starters: Vincenzo Nibali (Trek-Segafredo) and Amund Groendahl Jansen (BikeExchange). Kasper Asgreen (Deceuninck-Quick Step) was the first man on the move after the flag off. Michal Kwiatkowski (Ineos Grenadiers) and Mattia Cattaneo (Deceuninck-Quick Step) caught up with him 3.5km before the col de Port. The leading trio was brought back after 65km of racing. Jan Bakelants (Intermarché-Wanty Gobert), Chris Juul Jensen (BikeExchange) and Fabien Doubey (TotalEnergies) formed another leading trio at km 79. Toms Skujins (Trek-Segafredo), Patrick Konrad (Bora-Hansgrohe), David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ), Pierre-Luc Périchon (Cofidis), Benoît Cosnefroy (AG2R-Citroën), Sonny Colbrelli and Fred Wright (Bahrain Victorious), Michael Matthews (BikeExchange), Alex Aranburu (Astana), Lorenzo Rota (Intermarché-Wanty Gobert) and Franck Bonnamour (B&B-KTM) formed a chasing group before the col de la Core. Konrad joined the three escapees at km 97, 4km before the summit, and crested in first position.

Konrad alone at Portet-d’Aspet

As Juul-Jensen had dropped down, Konrad distanced Doubey and Bakelants at km 132 with 4km left to climb up to Portet d’Aspet. Konrad crested first with an advantage of 20’’ over Gaudu and Colbrelli but increased it in the downhill. He enjoyed 40’’ lead 25km before the end. 9 riders gathered in chase of the Austrian 15km before the end.

Action in the yellow jersey group

Konrad remained composed to keep more than one minute lead with 10km to go. Gaudu sped up in the last climb, the short but steep côte d’Aspret-Sarrat but the Austrian remained composed and didn’t crack. Périchon attacked from the chasing group on the hunt for the second place but he was overhauled at the very end by Matthews and Colbrelli. Offensives at the head of the peloton involved most of the GC contenders in the last 10km of racing but it was no problem for Pogacar to control the actions of Guillaume Martin and Wout van Aert. A group of 15 riders powered strongly to the line by the Belgian champion with all the top 10 riders on his wheel.  Letour.fr - Stage 16

STAGE 16 DETAILS AND STATISTICS

Map of Tour de France 2021 Stage 16, Pas de la Case to Saint-Gaudens

Official Map of 2021 Tour de France Stage 16. 

Stage 16:

  • Distance: 169 kilometers
  • Altitude Gained: 2,707 meters
  • Percentage Grade:
  • 57% flat or descent
  • 27% 0-5%
  • 15% 5-10%
  • < 1% 10-15%
  • Steepest (on Col de Portet-d’Aspet):
  • 500 meters 10.2%
  • 1 Kilometer 9.8%
  • Highest Point on the Route: 1,395 meters (Col de la Core)
  • Lowest Point on the Route: 382 meters

COMMENTS FROM RACE DIRECTOR CHRISTIAN PRUDHOMME - STAGE 16:

“The Yellow Jersey contenders could enjoy a moment of truce and the hilly stage profile seems to favour breakaway riders who will still be fresh enough in this third week of racing. They will have to shake up the race if they don’t want to miss out on one of the last clear opportunities of shining” (Tour de France Stage 16).

THE CLIMBS OF STAGE 16 OF THE 2021 TOUR DE FRANCE

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CLIMB 1 (CAT 2) - COL DE PORT 

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CLIMB 2 (CAT 1) - COL DE LA CORE

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CLIMB 3 (CAT 2) - COL DE PORTET D'ASPET

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CLIMB 4 (CAT 4) - COL D'ASPRET-SARRAT

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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)