Tour de France 2022: Stage 16 Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

1.6
FIETS
111 mi
DISTANCE
10,160 ft
GAINED
0.2 %
AVG. GRADE

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INTRO

Climbs, cols, and côtes of Stage 16 (Hilly): 
3. Col du Bac (uncategorized)
4. Port de Lers (1)

MERCIE!  The Tour enters the Pyrenees on Stage 16, enroute to the final Mountain Stages (Stages 17 & 18). While technically not called a "Mountain Stage," Stage 16 climbs 3,114 meters, just 206 meters fewer than Stage 17 (Mountain Stage 5).  This is Carcassone's 12th appearance in the TdF, and it was from that start on Stage 16 in 2016 that Peter Sagan won the stage by 1" as he thrust his bike forward perfectly across the line for the stage win. 

Mur de Peguere has the steepest mile of the Tour at 13.9%.  Click on "Full Summary" to see a full summary of Tour de France Stage 16, or see our 2022 Tour de France page.


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TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE 16:  HILLY

178.6 km (111 miles) / 3106m (10,190’)

CARCASSONNE>FOIX

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STANDINGS AFTER STAGE 16 (July 19)

Individual standings

Rider

Time

gap

Team

1

J. Vingegaard (DNK)

64h 28' 09''

-

Jumbo-Visma

2

T. Pogacar (SLO)

64h 30' 31''

02' 22"

UAE Team Emirates

3

G. Thomas (GBR)

64h 30' 52''

02' 43"

Ineos Grenadiers

KOM Standing

Rider

KOM Points

Country

Team

1

Simon Geschke

58

GER

Cofidis

2

Louis Meintjes

39

RSA

Intermarche

3

Neilson Powless

37

USA

EF Education

Stage 16 Climbs

Category

Winner

Points Awarded

Côte de Saint-Hilaire

4

S. Bissegger

1

Col de l'Espinas

3

A. Gougeard

2

Port de Lers

1

S. Geschke

10

Mur de Péguère

1

 H. Houle

10

Official post-race summary for Stage 16 (July 19):

Hugo Houle became the first rider from Quebec and the second from Canada (after Steve Bauer, 1988) to win a Tour de France stage as he soloed to victory between Port de Lers and Mur de Péguère to take an emotional success in Foix as a tribute to his late brother. Valentin Madouas and Michael Woods rounded out the podium. Jonas Vingegaard retained the yellow jersey after he controlled Tadej Pogacar’s attacks.

Letour.fr - Stage 16

STAGE 16 DETAILS AND STATISTICS

  • Distance: 178.6 kilometers / 111 miles
  • Altitude Gained: 3,106 meters / 10,190’
  • Percentage Grade:
  • 47% (84 kilometers / 52 miles) descent
  • 39% (69.5 kilometers / 43 miles) 0-5%
  • 12% (21 kilometers / 13 miles) 5-10%
  • 2% (3.6 kilometers / 2.2 miles) 10-15%
  • Steepest (on Mur de Péguère ):
  • 500 meters 14.2% / ¼ mile 14.4%
  • 1 Kilometer 13.6% / 1 mile 13%
  • Highest Point on the Route: 1,527 meters / 5,011’
  • Lowest Point on the Route: 117 meters / 383’

COMMENTS FROM RACE DIRECTOR CHRISTIAN PRUDHOMME - STAGE 16:

“The first day in the Pyrenees could be a good moment for breakaway riders... provided that they’re well equipped to deal with the mountains, of course. To celebrate victory in Foix, the riders will first have to deal with the climb to the Port de Lers and then make their move on the Mur de Péguère. The 20 or so kilometres from the summit towards the administrative centre of the Ariège aren’t particularly testing” (Tour de France Stage 16).

THE CLIMBS OF STAGE 16 OF THE 2021 TOUR DE FRANCE

Letour.fr - Stage 16

CLIMB 1 (CAT 4)

graph, profile grid, elevation, distance chart, Tour de France 2022, Stage 16, Climb 1, Cote de Saint-Hilaire

CÔTE DE SAINT-HILAIRE 

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CLIMB 2 (CAT 3)

graph, profile grid, elevation, distance chart, Tour de France 2022, Stage 16, Climb 2, Col de L'espinas

COL DE L'ESPINAS

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CLIMB 3 (CAT 1)

graph, profile grid, elevation, distance chart, Tour de France 2022, Stage 16, Climb 4, Port de Lers

PORT DE LERS

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CLIMB 4 (CAT 1)

graph, profile grid, elevation, distance chart, Tour de France 2022, Stage 16, Climb 5, Mur de Peguere

MUR DE PÉGUÈRE

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Letour.fr - Stage 16

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)

  • TdF:

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.  

  • There are no KOM bonuses in the 2022 Tour de France.

MONEY PRIZES FOR KING OF THE MOUNTAINS

  • Prize for first to eighth place:
  • Winner = €25,000
  • 2nd = €15,000
  • 3rd = €10,000
  • 4th = €4,000
  • 5th = €3,500
  • 6th = €3,000
  • 7th = €2,500
  • 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

  • Sourvenir Henri Desgrange €5000 first to Col du Galibier pass Stage 11.

The maximum amount the KOM winner could earn if he won every stage and wore the jersey from Stage 2 to the finish is $60,300 Euros (62,773 USD)

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