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Le Tour 2020 – Stage 5

Tour de FranceGap > Privas

Distance: 183 kilometers.

A “Flat” stage with two minor climbs. It starts at 930 meters and descends to 183 meters at the finish.

  • Col de Serre Colon 130.0 km (cat 4: 4.1km @ 3.7%)
  • Côte de Saint-Vincent-de-Barrès 167.0 km (cat 4: 2.7km @ 4.2%)

The intermediate sprint is at 47.5 km at L’Epine.

Cycling News has the story of Julian Alaphilippe’s loss of the Yellow Jersey:

Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) is the new race leader of the Tour de France, after race commissaires handed down a time penalty to Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) for an illegal feed in the final 20km of stage 5 to Privas.

Post-stage replays showed Alaphilippe taking a bidon from a Deceuninck-QuickStep soigneur with 17.1km to go during an otherwise quiet stage 5.

If you are not up on your cycling-French – one of the go-fors (soigneur) for his team gave Alaphilippe a fresh water bottle (bidon) when he was less than 20 kilometers from the finish. The race judges (commissaires) saw it on the replay and dinged him 20 seconds for violating race rules.

Yellow Jersey Adam Yates ( GBr – MTS – 161 ) [Yellow] 22h 28′ 30″
Green Jersey Sam Bennett ( Irl – DQT – 043 ) [Green] 123 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Benoit Cosnefroy ( Fra – ALM – 033 ) [Polka Dot] 23 points
White Jersey Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 131 ) [White] 3

Stage winner: Wout van Aert ( Bel – TJV – 018 )
Combative: Wout Poels ( Ned – TBM – 067 ) [Red numbers]
Team: EF Pro Cycling ( EF1 – 071-078 ) [Yellow numbers]

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September 2, 2020   Comments Off on Le Tour 2020 – Stage 5

Tropical Depression Omar – Day 3

Tropical Depression OmarPosition: 36.1N 64.1W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East [090°] near 13 mph [20 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1005 mb.

Currently about 265 miles [ 425 km] North of Bermuda.

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

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Hurricane Nana – Day 2

Hurricane NanaPosition: 17.0N 87.5W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [265°] near 16 mph [26 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 75 mph [120 kph].
Wind Gusts: 85 mph [135 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 70 miles [110 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 10 miles [ 20 km].
Minimum central pressure: 994 mb.

Currently about 60 miles [ 95 km] Southeast of Belize City.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the coast of Belize from Belize City southward to the Belize-Guatemala border.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the southern portion of the Yucatan Peninsula from Puerto Costa Maya southward to Chetumal; the coast of Belize north of Belize city to the Belize-Mexico border; the Caribbean Sea coast of Guatemala; Isla Roatan and the Bay Islands of Honduras.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for the coast of Belize north of Belize city to the Belize-Mexico border.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the northern coast of Honduras from Punta Patuca westward to the Guatemala border; Roatan Island and the Bay Islands of Honduras.

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.]

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