Tour de France 2021: Stage 11 Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

2.6
FIETS
123.6 mi
DISTANCE
14,995 ft
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0.2 %
AVG. GRADE

FULL CLIMB STATS

INTRO

Climbs of Stage 11 (Mountain stage 3):
1) Côte de Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (category 4) - Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)
2) Côte de Gordes (category 4) - Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)
3) Col de la Liguière (category 1) - Daniel Martin (IRL)
4) Mont Ventoux - Sault (category 1) -  Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)
5) Mont Ventoux - Bedoin (HC) - Wout van Aert (BEL)

This is the first time in Tour history Mont Ventoux will be climbed twice on one stage or in a Tour.  40 KOM points are up for grabs for the first to the top of Mont Ventoux on the second pass. 

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Côte de Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (category 4): 6.3% average grade, 0 descent; 35% of the climb is at 0-5%, 49% at 5-10% and 16% at 10-15%; the steepest 500 meters is 10.1%.

 Côte de Gordes (category 4):  5.6% average grade, 0 descent; 21% of the climb is at 0-5% and 79% at 5-10%; the steepest 500 meters is 7.5%.

Col de la Liguière (category 1):  6.5% average grade, 0 descent; 15% is at 15% and 85% at 5-10%; steepest 500 meters is 8.4%.

Mont Ventoux - Sault (category 1):  4.9% average grade; 47% at 0-5%, 50% at 5-10% and 2% at 10-15%.

Mont Ventoux - Bedoin (HC):  8.5%, 0 descent; 3% 0-5%, 75% at 5-10% and 22% at 10-15%; steepest 500 meters 11.1%, steepest 1 km 10.7; 2 km 10%. 
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TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE 11:  MOUNTAIN STAGE 3

198.9 km / 4570m

SORGUES > MALAUCÈNE

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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

Official pre-race summary for Stage 11 (July 7):

“THE DOUBLE DOSE OF MONT VENTOUX

Race facts will determine whether or not this is the queen stage. The double ascent of the Mont Ventoux is certainly one of the highlights of the 108th Tour de France. It’s unprecedented. Gordes is a touristic gem on the route. Col de Liguière (cat. 1) is an opportunity to fire up the race. The versant of the Giant of Provence via Sault is softer than the other one, via Malaucène. However, the fast downhills might be as crucial as the uphills. It’s the hottest venue of the whole race. Yellow jersey holder Tadej Pogacar said he’s looking forward to this unique experience that is likely to contribute to his legend.” letour.fr - Stage 11

Official post-race summary for Stage 11 (July 7):

Belgian champion Wout van Aert made the most of the double dose of the Mont Ventoux originally set to suit the pure climbers. He rode away solo from a breakaway group in the second ascent to fend off Kenny Elissonde and Bauke Mollema in Malaucène. Despite an attack by Jonas Vingegaard 1.2km before the summit, Tadej Pogacar retained the yellow jersey.

Alaphilippe the most active rider in the first half of stage 11

164 riders took the start of stage 11 at Sorgues at 12.15. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step) was first in action. Simon Geschke (Cofidis) tried his luck. Jonas Rickaert (Alpecin-Fenix) and Davide Ballerini (Deceuninck-Quick Step) stayed longer at the front. At km 25, Alaphilippe and Nairo Quintana (Arkea-Samsic) rode away while Tony Martin (Jumbo-Visma) crashed out. The world champion powered to the côte de Fontaine-du-Vaucluse (cat. 4, km 32) alone in the lead. He was caught by five riders at km 42 after passing first at the intermediate sprint. Alaphilippe was reinforced after the côte de Gordes (cat. 4, km 43.7) by Dan Martin (Israel-Start Up-Nation), Anthony Perez (Cofidis) and Pierre Rolland (B&B-KTM). A group of 13 chasers was formed behind them: Vegard Stake Laengen (UAE Team Emirates), Julian Bernard, Bauke Mollema, Kenny Elissonde (Trek-Segafredo), Nils Politt (Bora-Hansgrohe), Xandro Meurisee, Kristian Sbaragli (Alpecin-Fenix), Luke Durbridge (BikeExchange), Quentin Pacher (B&B Hotels-KTM), Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma), Greg Van Avermaet, Benoît Cosnefroy (Ag2r-Citröen), Pierre-Luc Périchon (Cofidis).

Ineos-Grenadiers in the lead of the yellow jersey group

Cosnefroy got dropped and swallowed by the peloton. At the bottom of the Mont Ventoux, the four leaders were reunited with the twelve remaining chasers with 99km to go while Ineos-Grenadiers kept pacing the pack five minutes behind. 12km before the summit, Alaphilippe, Durbridge, van Aert, Meurisse, Bernard, Elissonde and Perez rode away. Mollema came across to them with 1km to go to the top. Alaphilippe sprinted to take the KOM points before Perez and Mollema. With 50km to go, it was still Ineos-Grenadiers leading the peloton with the same deficit while David Gaudu was the only member of the top 10 overall to have been dropped, suffering the heat and the consequences of a very fast start.

Van Aert counters the Trek-Segafredo trio

Bernard upped the tempo as the front group headed back to the Mont Ventoux, paving the way for Elissonde to attack and go solo with 36km to go and 14km yet to climb. Van Aert came across to the Frenchman two kilometres further. While Mollema rode Alaphilippe off and tried to bridge the gap to the leading duo, van Aert went solo 11km before the summit. Ben O’Connor (AG2R-Citroën) was the first of the top 9 riders on GC to get distanced from the yellow jersey group still led by four Ineos-Grenadiers. Eventually, it wasn’t Carapaz but Vingegaard who launched an attack with 1.2km to go to the summit. While van Aert managed to retain in the descent the lead of 1’05’’ he had over Elissonde and Mollema at the Mont Ventoux, Vingegaard was brought back by Pogacar, Uran and Carapaz before the finish in Malaucène. It’s the fourth stage win for van Aert at the Tour de France after three bunch sprints in Albi, Privas and Lavaur.letour.fr - Stage 11

Stage 11 Climbs

Category

Winner

Points Awarded

Bonus points

Strava KOM

Time/speed (mph)

Côte de Fontaine-de-Vaucluse

4

Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)

1

Julien Durbesson

3:55 / 17.5

Côte de Gordes

4

Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)

1

Thibaut Pinot

6:42 / 17.2

Col de la Liguiére

1

Daniel Martin (IRL)

10

Peter Anton

26:22 / 13.3

Mont Ventoux - Sault

1

Julian Alaphilippe (FRA)

10

Thomas Lemaitre

56:35 / 16

Mont Ventoux - Bedoin

HC

Wout van Aert (BEL)

20

20

Chris Froome (2013 TdF)

58:47 / 13.5

STAGE 11 DETAILS AND STATISTICS

Map of Tour de France 2021 Stage 11, Sorgues to Malaucene

Official Map of 2021 Tour de France Stage 11. 

Tour de France 2021 Stage 11, Sorgues to Malaucene

2021 Tour de France Stage 11. 

Stage 11:

  • Distance: 198.9 kilometers
  • Altitude Gained: 4,570 meters
  • Percentage Grade:
  • 43% flat or descent
  • 35% 0-5%
  • 20% 5-10%
  • 2% 10-15%
  • Steepest (Mont Ventoux from Bedoin):
  • 500 meters 11%
  • 1 Kilometer 10.6%
  • Highest Point on the Route: 1910 meters
  • Lowest Point on the Route: 28 meters

COMMENTS FROM RACE DIRECTOR CHRISTIAN PRUDHOMME - STAGE 11:

“Five years after a windy visit, the Tour returns to the Giant of Provence that has become a Regional Natural Parc, for a double climb (including the almost unprecedented one going through Sault) and a finish at the bottom. A fine way to salute the initiative of the Conseil départemental of Vaucluse that refurnished the summit road for cyclists” (Tour de France Stage 11).

THE CLIMBS OF STAGE 11 OF THE 2021 TOUR DE FRANCE

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CLIMB 1 (CAT 4) - CÔTE DE FONTAINE-DE-VAUCLUSE 

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CLIMB 2 (CAT 4) - CÔTE DE GORDES

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CLIMB 3 (CAT 1) - COL DE LA LIGUIÈRE

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CLIMB 4 (CAT 1) - MONT VENTOUX (SAULT)

FIRST OF TWO ASCENTS UP MONT VENTOUX

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CLIMB 5 (HC; BONUS POINTS) - MONT VENTOUX (BEDOIN) (SECOND HC OF TOUR)

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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)