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Le Tour 100 – Stage 10

Tour de FranceSaint-Gildas-des-Bois to Saint-Malo

Distance: 197 kilometers.

The Tour moves to Brittany and hills rather than mountains. The 1 km 4.2% category 4 climb up the Côte de Dinan at the three-quarter point shouldn’t provide many problems, even for the sprinters. The stage is rolling hills with the sprint at the two-thirds point.

The winds didn’t kick up at the end, and so they replayed Stage 1 with Marcel Kittel taking the stage while Jérome Cousin took the Red Numbers. None of the Jerseys changed backs, and the rankings of the top 15 riders didn’t change.

On to Normandy and the first individual time trial.

Yellow Jersey Christopher Froome ( GB – SKY – 001 ) [Yellow] 41h 52′ 43″
Green Jersey Peter Sagan ( Svk – CAN – 011 ) [Green] 269 points
Polka Dot Jersey Pierre Rolland ( Fra – EUC – 051 ) [Polka Dot] 49 points
White Jersey Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas ( Col – MOV – 128 ) 7 [White]

Team: Movistar ( MOV – 121-129 ) [Yellow numbers]
Stage winner: Marcel Kittel ( Ger – ARG – 197 )
Combative: Jérome Cousin ( Fra – EUC – 053 ) [Red numbers]

Top Ten:

1 Christopher Froome ( GB – SKY – 001 )
2 Alejandro Valverde ( Esp – MOV – 121 ) + 01′ 25″
3 Bauke Mollema ( Ned – BEL – 164 ) + 01′ 44″
4 Laurens Ten Dam ( Ned – BEL – 167 ) + 01′ 50″
5 Roman Kreuziger ( Cze – TST – 094 ) + 01′ 51″
6 Alberto Contador ( Esp – TST – 091 ) + 01′ 51″
7 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas ( Col – MOV – 128 ) + 02′ 02″
8 Daniel Martin ( Irl – GRS – 175 ) + 02′ 28″
9 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver ( Esp – KAT – 101 ) + 02′ 31″
10 Rui Alberto Costa ( Por – MOV – 124 ) + 02′ 45″

The Rest of the Top 30:
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July 9, 2013   2 Comments

Tropical Storm Chantel – Day 3

Tropical Storm ChantelPosition: 15.3N 66.2W [ 10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [285°] near 28 mph [44 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Wind Gusts: 70 mph [110 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 90 miles [150 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1009 mb ↑.

Currently about 330 miles [ 530 km] Southeast of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

The storm passed to the North of Barbados and then between St Lucia and Martinique into the Caribbean. The forecast track moved slightly North and East during the night. An aircraft entered the storm this morning and provided more data.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Barahona to Samana in the Dominican Republic.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Puerto Rico, the entire coast of the Dominican Republic, the entire coast of Haiti, the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Southeastern Bahamas.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Vieques, Culebra, the US Virgin Islands, and the Central Bahamas.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

July 9, 2013   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Chantel – Day 3