Tour de France 2021: Stage 14 Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

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

INTRO

Climbs of Stage 14 (Hilly):
1) Col du Bac (category 3) - Kristian Sbaragli (ITA)
2) Col de Montsègur (Montferrier) (category 2) - Wout Poels (NDL)
2) Col de la Croix des Morts (category 2) - Michael Woods (CAN)
4) Côte de Galinagues (category 3) - Wout Poels (NDL)
5) Col de Saint-Louis (category 2) - Bauke Mollema (NDL)

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graph, profile grid, elevation, distance chart, Tour de France 2021, Stage 14, Carcossonne to Quillan

TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE 14:  HILLY

183.7 km / 2731m

CARCASSONNE > QUILLAN

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Official post-race summary for Stage 14 (July 10):

Bauke Mollema claimed his second Tour de France stage win in Quillan four years after he imposed himself solo at Le Puy-en-Velay. He did it the same way, escaping from a breakaway and finishing solo. Patrick Konrad and Sergio Higuita rounded out the podium. Tadej Pogacar retained the yellow jersey while Guillaume Martin moved to second overall.

159 riders started stage 14 in Carcassonne at 12.19. Two non-starters: Soren Kragh Andersen (DSM) and Warren Barguil (Arkea-Samsic). Benoît Cosnefroy (AG2R-Citroën) was the first of many attackers after the flag off. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick Step), Matej Mohoric (Bahrain Victorious) and Quentin Pacher (B&B-KTM) got a bit of a gap before a regrouping that preceded a solo attack at km 25 by Kristian Sbaragli (Alpecin-Fenix). The Italian was reinforced by Maxime Chevalier (B&B-KTM), Anthony Turgis (TotalEnergies), Toms Skujins (Trek-Segafredo) and Jonas Rickaert (Alpecin-Fenix) at km 39. They got reeled in on the line of the intermediate sprint at Lavelanet (km 76.7) even though Rickaert managed to cross first.

Mattia Cattaneo (Deceuninck-Quick Step) and Wout Poels (Bahrain Victorious) went clear before the ascent to col de Montségur (cat. 2, km 89). Michael Woods (Israel-Start Up-Nation) caught up with them. It was a head to head sprint between Poels and Woods at the top with the Dutchman outclassing the Canadian. Cattaneo came across to the two leaders with 80km to go while Sergio Higuita (EF Education-Nippo), Patrick Konrad (Bora-Hansgrohe), Omar Fraile (Astana), Louis Meintjes (Intermarché-Wanty Gobert), Esteban Chaves (BikeExchange), Guillaume Martin (Cofidis) and Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) were timed 40’’ behind the yellow jersey peloton at 1’40’’. Woods took his revenge over Poels at col de la Croix des Morts. 10 riders gathered in the lead 72km before the end while Pierre Rolland and Pacher (B&B-KTM), Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ) and Elie Gesbert (Arkea-Samsic) were in between. It made a front group of 14 riders at the bottom of côte de Galinagues with 59km to go.

Woods became the provisional KOM leader at côte de Galinagues. He slipped in the downhill as he was leading the front group with 50km remaining. He made it back eight kilometres further. 41km before the end, Mollema rode away solo in the downhill of the non-categorized col du Castel. The Dutchman had 1’30’’ lead over his former breakaway companions at the foot of unprecedented col de Saint-Louis with 21km to go while the peloton was timed 5’40’’ adrift. EF Education-Nippo sped up at the head of the pack to defend Rigoberto Uran’s second place due to the presence of Guillaume Martin at the front. Mollema crested with an advantage of 1’ over Woods who secured his first ever polka dot jersey. Mollema maintained his lead in the downhill. Konrad outsprinted Higuita for the second place. G. Martin crossed the line with a deficit of 1’28’’ but an advance over the peloton that enabled him to move up to second overall behind Tadej Pogacar. Letour.fr - Stage 14

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 14 Climbs

Category

Winner

Points Awarded

Bonus points

Strava KOM

Time/speed (mph)

Col du Bac

3

Kristian Sbaragli (ITA)

2

-

Simon Carr

7:28 / 16.1

Col de Montsègur (Montferrier)

2

Wout Poels (NDL)

5

-

Stéphane Tronc

12:01 / 14.1

Col de la Croix des Morts

2

Michael Woods (CAN)

5

-

Scott Davies

16:32 / 15.7

Côte de Galinagues

3

Wout Poels (NDL)

2

-

Frederic B.

7:49 / 10.4

Col de Saint-Louis

2

Bauke Mollema (NDL)

5

5

Thibaut Vassal

14:21 / 12.7

STAGE 14 DETAILS AND STATISTICS

Map of Tour de France 2021 Stage 14, Carcossonne to Quillan

Official Map of 2021 Tour de France Stage 14. 

Tour de France 2021 Stage 14, Carcossonne to Quillan

2021 Tour de France Stage 14. 

Stage 14:

  • Distance: 183.7 kilometers
  • Altitude Gained: 2,781 meters
  • Percentage Grade:
  • 48.5% flat or descent
  • 41% 0-5%
  • 9.5% 5-10%
  • 1% 10-15%
  • Steepest:
  • 500 meters 11.1%
  • 1 Kilometer 10.4% (Col de Saint-Louis)
  • Highest Point on the Route: 1,059 meters
  • Lowest Point on the Route: 135 meters

COMMENTS FROM RACE DIRECTOR CHRISTIAN PRUDHOMME - STAGE 14:

“Rather calm until Lavelanet, the journey into the Pyrenees rapidly becomes a roller-coaster ride as of Montségur: the citadel of vertigo and its rough climbs, then the Col de la Croix des Morts and Col de Saint-Louis that the riders will reach by riding on the spectacular Viaduc de l'Escargot, will sharpen the appetite of the hungriest climbers” (Tour de France Stage 14).

THE CLIMBS OF STAGE 14 OF THE 2021 TOUR DE FRANCE

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CLIMB 1 (CAT 3) - COL DU BAC 

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CLIMB 2 (CAT 2) - COL DE MONTSÉGUR

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CLIMB 3 (CAT 2) - COL DE LA CROIX DES MORTS

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CLIMB 4 (CAT 3) - CÔTE DE GALINAGUES

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CLIMB 5 (CAT 2 + BONUS POINTS) - COL DE SAINT-LOUIS

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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)