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Le Tour 2020 – Stage 11

Tour de FranceChâtelaillon-Plage > Poitiers

Distance: 167.5 kilometers.

A “Flat” stage with a single Cat 4 climb. The sprinters can make up more of their lost time. The intermediate sprint is at 129.5 km at Les Grands Ajoncs.

  • Côte de Cherveux 91.0 km (cat 4: 1.1km @ 4.4%)

Matthieu Ladagnous jumped out at the start and led the race for 120 kilometers. He took the Polka Dot point and the Sprint point with no one near him. At the finish it was Caleb Ewan taking his second stage win of this Tour by maybe 4 inches in a bunched sprint.

Davide Formolo did not start after breaking his collorbone yesterday, and Gregor Mühlberger (illness) and Ion Izaguirre Insausti (crash injury) withdrew from the race.

Yellow Jersey Primož Roglic ( Slo – TJV – 011 ) [Yellow] 46 hours 15 minutes 24 seconds
Green Jersey Sam Bennett ( Irl – DQT – 043 ) [Green] 243 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: Caleb Ewan ( Aus – LTS – 151 )
Combative: Matthieu Ladagnous ( Fra – GFC – 055 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Movistar Team ( MOV – 091-098 ) [Yellow numbers]

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September 9, 2020   No Comments

Tropical Storm Rene – Day 3

Tropical Storm RenePosition: 18.0N 34.0W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [285°] near 13 mph [20 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 70 miles [110 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1003 mb.

Currently about 675 miles [1085 km] West-Northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.

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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Tropical Storm Paulette – Day 3

Tropical Storm PaulettePosition: 20.9N 48.1W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [295°] near 10 mph [17 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Wind Gusts: 75 mph [120 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 240 miles [390 km].
Minimum central pressure: 996 mb.

Currently about 995 miles [1600 km] East-Northeast of the northern Leeward Islands.

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.]

September 9, 2020   No Comments