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Le Tour 2017 – Stage 6

Tour de FranceVesoul – Troyes

Distance: 216 kilometers.

With two Category 4 climbs, Côte de Langres amd Côte de la colline Sainte-Germaine, this stage falls under the ‘hilly’ column. A sprint finish in Troyes is expected.

Marcel Kittel took his second stage win of this Tour after a superb set up by his team at 150 meters. Arnaud Demare and André Greipel lost momentum contesting with each other and Kittel zipped by to take the stage.

The Jerseys and General classification are relatively unchanged.

Yellow Jersey Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 ) [Yellow] 23h 44′ 33″
Green Jersey Arnaud Demare ( Fra – FDJ – 071 ) [Green] 170 points
Polka Dot Jersey Fabio Aru ( Ita – AST – 051 ) [Polka Dot] 10 points
White Jersey Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) 6 [White]

Team: Team Sky ( SKY – 001-009 ) [Yellow numbers]
Stage winner: Marcel Kittel ( Ger – QST – 101 )
Combative: Vegard Stake Laengen ( Nor – UAD – 065 ) [Red numbers]

Top Ten:

1 Christopher Froome ( GBr – SKY – 001 )
2 Geraint Thomas ( GBr – SKY – 009 ) + 00′ 12″
3 Fabio Aru ( Ita – AST – 051 ) + 00′ 14″
4 Daniel Martin ( Irl – QST – 105 ) + 00′ 25″
5 Richie Porte ( Aus – BMC – 041 ) + 00′ 39″
6 Simon Yates ( GBr – ORS – 089 ) + 00′ 43″
7 Romain Bardet ( Fra – ALM – 011 ) + 00′ 47″
8 Alberto Contador ( Spa – TFS – 031 ) + 00′ 52″
9 Nairo Quintana ( Col – MOV – 021 ) + 00′ 54″
10 Rafal Majka ( Pol – BOH – 115 ) + 01′ 01″

The Rest of the Top 30:
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July 6, 2017   No Comments

Tropical Depression Four

Tropical Depression FourPosition: 13.4N 46.7W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [280°] near 23 mph [37 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 30 mph [ 45 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1012 mb ↑.

Currently about 985 miles [1585 km] East of the Lesser Antilles.

This system is not currently expected to become a tropical storm, and may be a remnant low tomorrow.

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

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July 6, 2017   No Comments