Tour de France 2022: Stage 9 Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

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120 mi
DISTANCE
11,770 ft
GAINED
0.5 %
AVG. GRADE

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INTRO

Climbs, cols, and côtes of Stage 9 (Mountain stage 2): 
2)  Col des Mosses (2)
3)  Col de la Croix (1)
4)  Pas de Morgins (1)

The Tour enters the Alps in Stage 9. There are more Alps passes this year (12) than any other mountains: Pyrenees (9), Vosges (1), and Massif Central (1). Stage 9 begins in Aigle, Switzerland and returns to France at Pas de Morgins at kilometer 183. The International Cycling Union's headquarters are in Aigle - a stage town for the first time. The stage finishes at Chatel Les Portes du Soleil, which makes its second appearance in the TdF since it first was included in 1975.

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TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE 9: MOUNTAIN STAGE 2 (Swiss Alps)

AIGLE>CHÂTEL LES PORTES DU SOLEIL

193 km (120 mi) / 3600m (11,812’)

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STANDINGS AFTER STAGE 9 (July 10)

Individual standings

Rider

Time

gap

Team

1

T. Pogacar (SLO)

33h 43' 44"

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UAE Team Emirates

2

J. Vingegaard (DNK)

33h 44' 23"

00h 00' 39"

Jumbo-Visma

3

G. Thomas (UK)

33h 45' 01"

00h 01' 17"

Ineos Grenadiers

KOM Standing

Rider

KOM Points

Country

Team

1

Simon Geschke

19

GER

Cofidis

2

Bob Jungels

18

LUX

AG2R Citroen

3

Thibaut Pinot

14

FRA

EF Education

KOM CORNER

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

Van Aert took 20 more points in the points classification at the intermediate sprint. Uran briefly became the virtual yellow jersey in the ascent to col des Mosses when the time difference reached 3’24’’ with 95km to go. But UAE Team Emirates maintained the gap around three minutes for most of the race. Latour passed col des Mosses (km 108.5) in first position. Geschke crested col de la Croix in front of Jungels who had attacked 3km before the summit. Jungels rode Geschke off in the downhill and got an advantage of 1’ for himself over a chasing group of 13 riders with 40km to go. His lead increased to 1’30’’ with 30km remaining and 2’ at the foot of Pas de Morgins.

– Read more at letour.fr - Stage 9

Stage 9 Climbs

Category

Winner

Points Awarded

Cote de Bellevue

4

J. Castroviejo

1

Col des Mosses

2

P. Latour

5

Col de la Croix

1

S. Geschke

10

Pas de Morgins

1

B. Jungels

10

STAGE 9 DETAILS AND STATISTICS

  • Distance: 193 kilometers /
  • Altitude Gained: 3,600 meters
  • Percentage Grade:
  • 42.4% (82 kilometers / 51 miles) descent
  • 41.3% (80 kilometers / 49.6 miles) 0-5%
  • 16.1% (33.5 kilometers / 19 miles) 5-10%
  • Steepest Segments (Pas de Morgins)
  • 500 meters 8.9% / ¼ mile 9.2%
  • 1 Kilometer 8.5% / 1 mile 8.3%
  • Highest Point on the Route: 1,783 meters / 5,851
  • Lowest Point on the Route: 377 meters / 1,238’

COMMENTS FROM RACE DIRECTOR CHRISTIAN PRUDHOMME - STAGE 9:

“A demanding week comes to an end with the first authentic mountain test. The riders will have to adjust to a new tempo on the consecutive stages in Switzerland, although they won’t push them to their limits. A breakaway group with a good balance of riders could well take advantage of this comparative gentle entry into the Alps. In the final, a strong rider could impose himself on the Pas de Morgins and take victory in Châtel” (Tour de France Stage 9).

THE CLIMBS OF STAGE 9 OF THE 2022 TOUR DE FRANCE

letour.fr - Stage 9

CLIMB 1 (CAT 4)

CÔTE DE BELLEVUE 

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Ride 3.2 kilometers gaining 176 meters at 5.5% average grade.

First appearance for this climb in the TdF.

CLIMB 2 (CAT 2)graph, profile grid, elevation, distance chart, Tour de France 2022, Stage 9, Climb 2, Col des Mosses

COL DES MOSSES

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4 appearances in the TdF between 1949 - 2022.

Ride 13.3 kilometers gaining 550 meters at 4.1% average grade.

CLIMB 3 (CAT 1) 

graph, profile grid, elevation, distance chart, Tour de France 2022, Stage 9, Climb 3, Col de la Croix

COL DE LA CROIX

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3 appearances in the TdF between 1997 - 2022.

Climb stats:  Ride 8.1 kilometers gaining 608 meters at 7.5% average grade.

CLIMB 4 (CAT 1)

graph, profile grid, elevation, distance chart, Tour de France 2022, Stage 9, Climb 4, Pas des Morgins

PAS DE MORGINS

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4 appearances in the TdF between 1977 and 2022.

15.4 kilometers gaining 941 meters at 6.1% average grade.

letour.fr - Stage 9

EXPLANATION OF KING OF MOUNTAIN, KOM POINTS AND BONUS POINTS

FOR THE 2022 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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