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Le Tour 2019 – Stage 7

Tour de FranceBelfort > Chalon-sur-Saône

Distance: 230 kilometers.

Officially a “flat” stage, which is true for the last 90 kilometers. There are three mild climbs in the first half of the stage:

  • Col de Ferrière at 37.5 km (cat 4 2.7 km 4.6%)
  • Côte de Chassagne-Saint-Denis at 95.5 km (cat3 4.3 km 4.7%)
  • Côte de Nans-sous-Sainte-Anne at 119.5 km (cat 4 3.5 km 5.7%)

The intermediate sprint is at 196.5 km, Mervans and there is a sprint finish.

Stéphane Rossetto ( Fra – COF – 157 ) and Yoann Offredo ( Fra – WGB – 196 ) led this, the longest stage of this year’s Tour, for the vast majority of the race. They were reeled in 12 kilometers before the end as the sprinters rushed to the finish. After 230 kilometers there was no change in the Jerseys or the General Classification.

Yellow Jersey Giulio Ciccone ( Ita – TFS – 133 ) [Yellow] 29h 17′ 39″
Green Jersey Peter Sagan ( Svk – BOH – 011 ) [Green] 177points
Polka Dot Jersey Tim Wellens ( Bel – LTS – 168 ) [Polka Dot] 43 points
White Jersey Egan Bernal ( Col – INS – 002 ) [White] 6

Stage winner: Dylan Groenewegen ( Ned – TJV – 084 )
Combative: Yoann Offredo ( Fra – WGB – 196) [Red numbers]
Team: Trek – Segafredo ( TFS – 131-138 ) [Yellow numbers]

Top Ten:
1 Giulio Ciccone ( Ita – TFS – 133 ) –
2 Julian Alaphilippe ( Fra – DQT – 021 ) + 00h 00′ 06″
3 Dylan Teuns ( Bel – TBM – 047 ) + 00h 00′ 32″
4 George Bennett ( NZl – TJV – 082 ) + 00h 00′ 47″
5 Geraint Thomas ( GBr – INS – 001 ) + 00h 00′ 49″
6 Egan Bernal ( Col – INS – 002 ) + 00h 00′ 53″
7 Thibaut Pinot ( Fra – GFC – 051 ) + 00h 00′ 58″
8 Steven Kruijswijk ( Ned – TJV – 081 ) + 00h 01′ 04″
9 Michael Woods ( Can – EF1 – 098 ) + 00h 01′ 13″
10 Rigoberto Uran ( Col – EF1 – 091 ) + 00h 01′ 15″

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July 12, 2019   No Comments

Tropical Storm Barry – Day 3

Tropical Storm BarryPosition: 28.6N 91.0W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [300°] near 3 mph [ 6 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 65 mph [100 kph].
Wind Gusts: 80 mph [130 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 175 miles [280 km].
Minimum central pressure: 993 mb.

Currently about 75 miles [ 125 km] South-Southeast of Morgan City, Louisiana.

At 10PM CDT it is about 292 miles West-Southwest of me and the outer rain bands have been dumping on me for a couple of hours.

Barry is expected to make landfall as a minimum hurricane tomorrow morning west of Morgan City, Louisiana.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the coast of Louisiana from Intracoastal City to Grand Isle.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Mouth of the Pearl River to Grand Isle; Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including metropolitan New Orleans; and Intracoastal City to Cameron.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for Shell Beach to Biloxi, Mississippi and Lake Pontchartrain

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Intracoastal City to Cameron, Louisiana and the Mouth of the Mississippi River to Grand Isle.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Mississippi coast
east of the Mouth of the Pearl River to the Mississippi/Alabama border.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for Biloxi to the Mississippi/Alabama border.

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 12, 2019   No Comments