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Le Tour 2019 – Stage 8

Tour de FranceMâcon > Saint-Étienne

Distance: 200 kilometers.

Officially a “hilly” stage, Which translates into seven categorized climbs:

  • Col de la Croix Montmain 51 km (cat 2 2.1km @ 7%)
  • Col de la Croix de Thel 71 km (cat 2 4.1km @ 8.1%)
  • Col de la Croix Paquet 84.5 km (cat 2 2.1km @ 9.7%)
  • Côte d’Affoux 97 km (cat 3 8.5km @ 4.5%)
  • Côte de la Croix de Part 133 km (cat 2 4.9km @ 7.9%)
  • Côte d’Aveize 148.5 km (cat 2 5.2km @ 6.4%)
  • Côte de la Jaillère 187.5 km (cat 3 1.9km @ 7.9%)

The intermediate sprint is at 33 km, Cercié-en-Beaujolais, and there is a sprint finish. Thomas De Gendt took off at the start and was at the front for all 200 kilometers. He took all of the “King of the Mountain” points and moved up from seventh to second place in the race for the Polka Dot Jersey.

Julian Alaphilippe managed to get back in the Yellow Jersey for Bastille Day.

Yellow Jersey Julian Alaphilippe ( Fra – DQT – 021 ) [Yellow] 34h 17′ 59″
Green Jersey Peter Sagan ( Svk – BOH – 011 ) [Green] 204 points
Polka Dot Jersey Tim Wellens ( Bel – LTS – 168 ) [Polka Dot] 43 points
White Jersey Giulio Ciccone ( Ita – TFS – 133 ) [White] 2

Stage winner: Thomas De Gendt ( Bel – LTS – 164 )
Combative: Thomas De Gendt ( Bel – LTS – 164 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Trek – Segafredo ( TFS – 131-138 ) [Yellow numbers]

Top Ten:
1 Julian Alaphilippe ( Fra – DQT – 021 ) –
2 Giulio Ciccone ( Ita – TFS – 133 ) + 00h 00′ 23″
3 Thibaut Pinot ( Fra – GFC – 051 ) + 00h 00′ 53″
4 George Bennett ( NZl – TJV – 082 ) + 00h 01′ 10″
5 Geraint Thomas ( GBr – INS – 001 ) + 00h 01′ 12″
6 Egan Bernal ( Col – INS – 002 ) + 00h 01′ 16″
7 Steven Kruijswijk ( Ned – TJV – 081 ) + 00h 01′ 27″
8 Rigoberto Uran ( Col – EF1 – 091 ) + 00h 01′ 38″
9 Jakob Fuglsang ( Den – AST – 071 ) + 00h 01′ 42″
10 Emanuel Buchmann ( Ger – BOH – 012 ) + 00h 01′ 45″

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July 13, 2019   Comments Off on Le Tour 2019 – Stage 8

Tropical Storm Barry – Day 4

Tropical Storm BarryPosition: 31.0N 93.0W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northwest [340°] near 8 mph [13 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 65 mph [100 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 205 miles [335 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1002 mb ↑.

Currently about 35 miles [ 60 km] Southwest of Alexandria, Louisiana.

At 1PM CDT the storm made landfall near Intracoastal City, Louisiana and lost enough energy to be down-graded to a tropical storm.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas including metropolitan New Orleans and Grand Isle to Cameron.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for Intracoastal City to Biloxi, Mississippi and Lake Pontchartrain.

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 13, 2019   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Barry – Day 4