Tour de France 2021: Stage 9 Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

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90.1 mi
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14,408 ft
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FULL CLIMB STATS

INTRO

Climbs of Stage 9 (Mountain stage 2): 
1) Côte de Domancy (category 2) - Pierre Latour (FRA) 5 points
2) Col des Saisies North  (category 1) - Wouter Poels (NED) 10 points
3) Col du Pré (Beaufort) (Hors-Categorie) - Nairo Quintana (COL) 20 points
4) Cormet de Roselend (category 2) - Nairo Quintna (COL) 5 points
5) Montee de Tignes (category 1) - Ben O'Connoer (AUS) 10 points

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TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE 9:  MOUNTAIN STAGE 2

CLUSES > TIGNES

145 km / 4,392m

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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

KOM CORNER

Official pre-race summary for Stage 9 (July 4):

BACK TO TIGNES, WHERE BERNAL GOT THE YELLOW JERSEY

On the eve of the first rest day, following two crazy stages contested very competitively, some riders will suffer. The likes of Geraint Thomas and Primoz Roglic who have paid the price of their early crashes in the first Alpine stage might feel the consequences again as the second Alpine stage is short and nervous. It begins with the côte de Domancy as one more tribute paid to Bernard Hinault where he won the 1980 world championship. Col des Saisies is kind of a walk in the park compared to col du Pré. That’s the first HC climb of the 108th Tour de France with narrow and steep sections leading to the very scenic Cormet de Roselend whose descent to Bourg-Saint-Maurice has a long history of dramatic crashes. From the Tarentaise valley, the Tour goes back to Tignes where Egan Bernal received his first yellow jersey two years ago without completing the stage as the race was stopped because of a land slide. Only the end of the ascent to Tignes is hard, mostly because of the altitude, above 2000 metres. After he took the yellow jersey with a huge advantage in Le Grand Bornand, defending champion Tadej Pogacar has warned everyone: he’ll ride defensively now. It’s a chance for breakaway riders who still have some energy left in the tank.  Letour.fr - Stage 9

Official post-race summary for Stage 9  (July 4):

“Ben O’Connor, 25, claimed his first win at the Tour de France in his first participation at the end of another rain soaked stage in the Alps. He got rid of his Colombian breakaway companions to become the 14th Australian stage winner for a total of 35 victories since Phil Anderson in 1982. The AG2R-Citroën rider virtually had the yellow jersey on the road but Tadej Pogacar responded to a late attack by Richard Carapaz to remain in the lead of the overall classification ahead of the first rest day.

An offensive race under the rain

175 riders took the start of stage 9 under the rain in Cluses at 13.10. Non-starters: Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) and Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix). Benoît Cosnefroy (AG2R-Citroën) was the first attacker at km 2. Harry Sweeny (Lotto-Soudal) was next at km 6, soon rejoined by Davide Ballerini (Deceuninck-Quick Step). They were overhauled at the top of côte de Domancy by Pierre Latour (TotalEnergies) who continued solo before being rejoined by Dan Martin (Israel-Start Up-Nation) at km 20. At km 24, another duo was formed at the front by Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain Victorious) and Anthony Perez (Cofidis), soon reinforced by Sergio Higuita (EF) and Fabien Doubey (TotalEnergies). Six riders took the lead before the intermediate sprint at Praz-sur-Arly (km 32.7) where Colbrelli preceded Michael Matthews (BikeExchange), Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step), Dylan Teuns (Bahrain Victorious), Stefan Küng (Groupama-FDJ) and Chris Juul-Jensen (BikeExchange). A front group of 43 riders was formed at km 35 with an advantage of 2’ over the yellow jersey peloton.

Quintana on the hunt for the polka dot jersey

Up to the col des Saisies, Nairo Quintana (Arkea-Samsic), Michael Woods (Israel SUN) and Omar Fraile (Astana) rode away. As they got brought back, Wout Poels (Bahrain Victorious) went solo 6km before the summit. Quintana caught up with him right on the line of 1st category KOM and continued solo in the downhill. A group of 5 leaders was formed before the ascent to col du Pré, the first hors-category climb of the 2021 Tour de France, with 75km to go: Quintana, Woods, Higuita, Ben O’Connor (AG2R-Citroën) and Lucas Hamilton (BikeExchange). Quintana rode away solo 2km before the summit. Higuita and O’Connor successively rejoined the new leader of the KOM classification. The leading trio made the difference at Cormet de Roselend (km 93.3) where O’Connor was virtually in the lead of the overall classification.

Pogacar still the strongest of the favourites

O’Connor couldn’t hold the pace of the two Colombians in the tricky downhill of Cormet de Roselend. He came across in the valley after Bourg-Saint-Maurice. Quintana went hungerflat with 22km to go, leaving Higuita and O’Connor riding for the stage victory while UAE Team Emirates upped the tempo to defend the yellow jersey. O’Connor went solo with 17.5km to go. In the last 10km, Ineos Grenadiers set the pace of the group in which Pogacar remained without any domestique. 4km before the end, Carapaz attacked but Pogacar responded and showed once again that he’s by far the strongest of the favourites. The Colombians suffered badly in the final climb and O’Connor won was a big gap (more than 5’) over Cattaneo and Colbrelli.”  letour.fr - Stage 9

Stage 9 Climbs

Category

Winner

Points Awarded

Bonus points

Strava KOM

Time/speed (mph)

Côte de Domancy

2

Pierre Latour (FRA)

5

Sepp Kuss

6:39 / 14.4

Col des Saisies North

1

Wout Pouls (NED)

10

Victor Lafay

25:45 / 12.2

Col du Pré (Beaufort)

HC

Nairo Quintna (COL)

20

Pierre Latour

36:22 / 12.6

Cormet de Roselend

2

Nairo Quintna (COL)

5

Steven Kruijswijk

14:45 / 14.9

Montee de Tignes

1

Ben O’Connor (AUS)

10

Giovanni Aleotti

31:52 / 15.48

STAGE 9 DETAILS AND STATISTICS

Map of Tour de France 2021 Stage 9, Cluses to Tignes

Official Map of 2021 Tour de France Stage 9. 

Tour de France 2021 Stage 9, Cluses to Tignes

2021 Tour de France Stage 9. 

Stage 9:

  • Distance: 145 kilometers
  • Altitude Gained: 4,392 meters
  • Percentage Grade:
  • 40% flat or descent
  • 29% 0-5%
  • 27% 5-10%
  • 4% 10-15%
  • Steepest Segments (Col du Pre):
  • 500 meters 13.3% (Col du Pré)
  • 1 Kilometer 11% (Côte de Domancy)
  • Highest Point on the Route: 2089 meters (Tignes)
  • Lowest Point on the Route: 504 meters

COMMENTS FROM RACE DIRECTOR CHRISTIAN PRUDHOMME - STAGE 9:

“We had promised that we would rapidly return to Tignes to erase the frustration of the missed rendez-vous of 2019. The Tour will respect its word by going up the Col du Pré for the second time and of course the majestic Cormet de Roselend before heading up the long final ascent that sneaks up under the dam all the way to the Val Claret” (Tour de France Stage 9).

THE CLIMBS OF STAGE 9 OF THE 2021 TOUR DE FRANCE

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CLIMB 1 (CAT 2) - D199 CÔTE DE DOMANCY  

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CLIMB 2 (CAT 1) - COL DES SAISIES

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CLIMB 3 (HC) - COL DU PRÉ (first HC of the Tour)

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CLIMB 4 (CAT 2) - CORMET DE ROSELEND

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CLIMB 5 (CAT 1) - MONTÉE DE TIGNES

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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)