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Le Tour 2020 – Stage 10

Tour de FranceÎle d’Oléron Le Château-d’Oléron > Île de Ré Saint-Martin-de-Ré

Distance: 168.5 kilometers.

A “Flat” stage that stays between 1 and 16 meters above sea level for its entire length. After the drubbing they experienced in the last two stages, the sprinters can make up some of their lost time. The intermediate sprint is at 129.5 km at Châtelaillon-Plage.

Lots of wind and crashes. Domenico Pozzovivo didn’t start because of injuries he received in the demolition derby on Stage 1. Samuel Bewley had to withdraw when he broke his wrist in a crash. While Davide Formolo finished today’s stage, he is out for the rest of the Tour with a broken collarbone.

Sam Bennett won the stage and the Green. He has now won a stage in the three major road races: Le Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, and La Vuelta.

Yellow Jersey Primož Roglic ( Slo – TJV – 011 ) [Yellow] 42 hours 15 minutes 23 seconds
Green Jersey Sam Bennett ( Irl – DQT – 043 ) [Green] 196 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Benoit Cosnefroy ( Fra – ALM – 033 ) [Polka Dot] 36 points
White Jersey Egan Arley Bernal Gomez ( Col – INS – 001 ) [White] 2

Stage winner: Sam Bennett ( Irl – DQT – 043 )
Combative: Stefan Küng ( Swi – GFC – 054 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Movistar Team ( MOV – 091-098 ) [Yellow numbers]

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September 8, 2020   Comments Off on Le Tour 2020 – Stage 10

Tropical Depression Rene – Day 2

Tropical Depression RenePosition: 17.0N 29.3W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [285°] near 16 mph [26 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1004 mb ↑.

Currently about 360 miles [ 575 km] West-Northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.

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

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Tropical Storm Paulette – Day 2

Tropical Storm PaulettePosition: 19.2N 45.0W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [305°] near 9 mph [15 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Wind Gusts: 75 mph [120 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 175 miles [280 km].
Minimum central pressure: 997 mb ↑.

Currently about 1185 miles [1905 km] East of the northern Leeward Islands.

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

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