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Le Tour 2020 – Stage 8

Tour de FranceCazères-sur-Garonne > Loudenvielle

Distance: 141 kilometers.

A “Mountain” stage in the Pyrenees with three major climbs followed by a downhill run to the finish.

  • Col de Menté 59.5 km (cat 1: 6.9km @ 8.1%)
  • Port de Balès 104.5 km (HC: 11.7km @ 7.7%)
  • Col de Peyresourde 129.5 km (cat 1: 9.7km @ 7.8%)

The intermediate sprint is at 42.5 km at Sengouagnet. The sprinters will lose everything they gained yesterday.

Nans Peters had a great day taking his first stage win on his first Tour. This was made possible by rapid controlled descent after cresting the Col de Peyresourde.

Four riders had earlier injuries catch up with them on the climbs: William Bonnet ( Fra – GFC – 052 ), Diego Rosa ( Ita – ARK – 086 ), Lilian Calmejane ( Fra – TDE – 183 ), and Giacomo Nizzolo ( Ita – NTT – 191 ) weren’t able to finish the stage.

Yellow Jersey Adam Yates ( GBr – MTS – 161 ) [Yellow] 34 hours 44 minutes 52 seconds
Green Jersey Peter Sagan ( Svk – BOH – 021 ) [Green] 138 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Benoit Cosnefroy ( Fra – ALM – 033 ) [Polka Dot] 35 points
White Jersey Egan Arley Bernal Gomez ( Col – INS – 001 ) [White] 5

Stage winner: Nans Peters ( Fra – ALM – 036 )
Combative: Nans Peters ( Fra – ALM – 036 ) [Red numbers]
Team: EF Pro Cycling ( EF1 – 071-078 ) [Yellow numbers]

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September 5, 2020   Comments Off on Le Tour 2020 – Stage 8

Remnant Omar – Day 6

Remnant OmarPosition: 38.4N 56.9W [ 4PM CDT 2100 UTC].
Movement: North [010°] near 10 mph [17 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 65 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1011 mb ↑.

Currently about 610 miles [ 985 km] Northeast of Bermuda.

This is the last public advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center on this system.

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

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