On-line Opinion Magazine…OK, it's a blog
Random header image... Refresh for more!

Le Tour 2020 – Stage 21 et fini

Tour de FranceMantes-la-Jolie > Paris Champs-Ẻlysées

Distance: 122 kilometers.

A “Flat” stage with a single Cat 4 climb to a bunch sprint finish. The intermediate sprint is at 82 km at Paris Haut des Champs-Ẻlysées.

  • Côte de Beulle 13.5 km (cat 4: 2.3km @ 3.6%)

Sam Bennett confirmed his hold on the Green Jersey by winning the final sprint in Paris.

That’s the only jersey that doesn’t belong to Tadej Pogacar:

1st Slovenian to win Le Tour
1st rider to dominate the overall, KOM and Best Young Rider standings in the same edition
1st rookie to win overall since 1983
Youngest winner since 1904 (he’ll be 22 tomorrow)

Yellow Jersey Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 131 ) [Yellow] 87 hours 20 minutes 05 seconds
Green Jersey Sam Bennett ( Irl – DQT – 043 ) [Green] 380 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 131 ) [Polka Dot] 82 points
White Jersey Tadej Pogacar ( Slo – UAD – 131 ) [White] 1

Stage winner: Sam Bennett ( Irl – DQT – 043 )
Super Combative: Marc Hirschi ( Swi – SUN – 204 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Movistar Team ( MOV – 091-098 ) [Yellow numbers]
La Lanterne Rouge: Roger Kluge ( Ger – LTS – 158 ) + 06h 07′ 02″ Φ

List of finishers below the fold
[Read more →]

September 20, 2020   No Comments

Tropical Storm Beta – Day 4

Tropical Storm BetaPosition: 27.6N 94.5W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [290°] near 6 mph [ 9 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Wind Gusts: 70 mph [115 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 195 miles [315 km].
Minimum central pressure: 995 mb ↓.

Currently about 130 miles [ 205 km] East-Southeast of Port Oconnor, Texas.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Port Aransas, Texas to Morgan City, Louisiana.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for Port Aransas, Texas to Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana including Copano Bay, Aransas Bay, San Antonio Bay, Matagorda Bay, Galveston Bay, Sabine Lake, and Lake Calcasieu.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Baffin Bay to Port Aransas, Texas.

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 20, 2020   No Comments

Remnant Wilfred Day 3

Remnant WilfredPosition: 15.9N 47.4W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [275°] near 17 mph [28 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1008 mb.

Currently about 1555 miles [2500 km] West of the Cabo Verde Islands.

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

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 20, 2020   No Comments

Hurricane Teddy Day 9

Hurricane TeddyPosition: 29.4N 63.6W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northwest [330°] near 6 mph [ 9 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 105 mph [165 kph].
Wind Gusts: 125 mph [200 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 230 miles [370 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 80 miles [130 km].
Minimum central pressure: 963 mb ↓.

Currently about 210 miles [ 340 km] South-Southeast of Bermuda.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Bermuda.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the coast of Nova Scotia from Lower East Pubnico to Canso.

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 20, 2020   No Comments