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Le Tour 2021 – Stage 3

Tour de FranceLorient > Pontivy

Distance: 182.9 kilometers.

A “Flat” stage with two Cat 4 climbs

  • Côte de Cadoudal 91.1 km (cat 4: 1.7km @ 6.3%)
  • Côte de Pluméliau 148.6 km (cat 4: 2.2km @ 3.1%)

The intermediate sprint is at 118.3 km at La Fourchette.

Yellow Jersey Mathieu Van Der Poel (AFC – 101 ) [Yellow] 12 hours 58 minutes 53 seconds
Green Jersey Julian Alaphilippe (DQT – 051 ) [Green] 80 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Ide Schelling (BOH – 078 ) [Polka Dot] 5 points
White Jersey Tadej Pogačar (UAD – 001 ) [White] 6

Stage winner: Tim Merlier (AFC – 103 )
Combative: Michael Schär (ACT – 127 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Bahrain Victorious ( TBV – 161-168 ) [Yellow numbers]

Another demolition derby on narrow, wet, wandering roads. The carnage continued to the finish line. When you are riding 30+ mph on a bicycle almost everything can land you in the road.

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June 28, 2021   Comments Off on Le Tour 2021 – Stage 3

Tropical Storm Danny

Tropical Storm DannyPosition: 32.3N 80.3W [ 7:00PM CDT 0000 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [290°] near 16 mph [26 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 55 mph [ 90 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 35 miles [ 55 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1010 mb ↑.

Currently about 15 miles [ 20 km] East-Southeast of Beaufort, South Carolina.

The storm made landfall just North of Hilton Head on Pritchards Island, South Carolina.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the coast of South Carolina from Edisto Beach northeastward to South Santee River.

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.]

June 28, 2021   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Danny