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Le Tour 2020 – Stage 7

Tour de FranceMillau > Lavaur

Distance: 168 kilometers.

A “Flat” stage with three minor climbs followed by a flat run from 124.5 kilometers to the finish. This area is known for winds which can play havoc with the riders.

Wout van Aert scores his second stage win on this Tour. Peter Sagan is back in Green, and Egan Bernal moves up and snags the White Jersey. There were three dozen+ riders in the sprint finish that could have been a major disaster.

  • Côte de Luzençon 9.0 km (cat 3: 3.1km @ 6.1%)
  • Col de Peyronnenc 73.5 km (cat 3: 14.5km @ 3.9%)
  • Côte de Paulhe 97.5 km (cat 4: 1.1km @ 7.0%)

The intermediate sprint is at 58 km at Saint Sernin sur Rance.

The sprinters have an opportunity to make up some of the time they lost in the mountains.

Yellow Jersey Adam Yates ( GBr – MTS – 161 ) [Yellow] 30h 36′ 00″
Green Jersey Peter Sagan ( Svk – BOH – 021 ) [Green] 138 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Benoit Cosnefroy ( Fra – ALM – 033 ) [Polka Dot] 25 points
White Jersey Egan Arley Bernal Gomez ( Col – INS – 001 ) [White] 4

Stage winner: Wout van Aert ( Bel – TJV – 018 )
Combative: Daniel Oss ( Ita – BOH – 026 ) [Red numbers]
Team: EF Pro Cycling ( EF1 – 071-078 ) [Yellow numbers]

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Tropical Depression Omar – Day 5

Tropical Depression OmarPosition: 35.6N 57.3W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East-Northeast [070°] near 5 mph [ 7 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 65 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1007 mb ↑.

Currently about 485 miles [ 780 km] East-Northeast of Bermuda.

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

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