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Le Tour 2021 – Stage 7

Tour de France Vierzon > Le Creusot

Distance: 249.1 kilometers.

A Hilly stage with two Cat 4s, two Cat 3s, and a Cat 2 climb.

  • Côte de Château-Chinon 161.5 km (cat 3: 3.2km @ 5.3%)
  • Côte de Glux-en-Glenne 178.2 km (cat 4: 2.6km @ 4.2%)
  • Côte de la Croix de la Libération 213.8 km(cat 3: 4.6km @ 5.3%)
  • Signal d’Uchon 231.0 km (cat 2: 5.7km @ 5.7%)
  • Côte de la Gourloye 241.2 km (cat 4: 2.4km @ 5.3%)

The intermediate sprint is at 115.4 km at Saint-Benin-d’Azy.

Yellow Jersey Mathieu Van Der Poel (AFC – 101) [Yellow] 25 hours 39 minutes 47 seconds
Green Jersey Mark Cavendish (DQT – 055) [Green] 168 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Matej Mohoric (TBV – 165) [Polka Dot] 11 points
White Jersey Tadej Pogačar (UAD – 001) [White] 5

Stage winner: Matej Mohoric (TBV – 165)
Combative: Matej Mohoric (TBV – 165 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Jumbo – Visma ( TJV – 011-018 ) [Yellow numbers]

A very good day for Matej Mohoric – the stage, the Polka Dots, and the Red numbers. Not so good for Tadej Pogačar who lost 3 minutes 35 seconds and dropped from 2nd to 5th – mountains are not his friends.

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Hurricane Elsa – Day 3

Hurricane ElsaPosition: 14.8N 66.3W [10:00PM CDT 0300UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [285°] near 29 mph [46 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 80 mph [130 kph].
Wind Gusts: 100 mph [160 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 150 miles [240 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 25 miles [ 35 km].
Minimum central pressure: 995 mb.

Currently about 730 miles [1175 km] East-Southeast of Kingston, Jamaica.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Jamaica, southern portion of Haiti from Port Au Prince to the southern border with the Dominican Republic, and the southern coast of the Dominican Republic from Punta Palenque to the border with Haiti.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the southern coast of Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano to the border with Haiti, and the coast of Haiti north of Port Au Prince.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for the provinces of Camaguey, Granma, Guantanamo, Holguin, Las Tunas, and Santiago de Cuba..

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for northern coast of the Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano to Bahia de Manzanillo, and Cayman Brac & Little Cayman.

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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