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Le Tour 2021 – Stage 11

Tour de France Sorgues > Malaucène

Distance: 198.9 kilometers.

A Mountain stage with two Cat 4, two Cat 1, and an Hors Catégorie. The finish is a 1600 meter descent over 22 kilometers.

  • Côte de Fontaine-de-Vaucluse 32.1 km (cat 4: 1.9km @ 6.0%)
  • Côte de Gordes 43.7 km (cat 4: 2.5km @ 5.1%)
  • Col de la Liguière 83.6 km(cat 1: 9.3km @ 6.7%)
  • Mont Ventoux 122.5 km (cat 1: 22.0km @ 5.1%)
  • Mont Ventoux 176.9 km (Hors Catégorie: 15.7km @ 8.8%)

The intermediate sprint is at 40.2 km at Les Imberts.

Yellow Jersey Tadej Pogačar (UAD – 001) [Yellow] 43 hours 44 minutes 38 seconds
Green Jersey Mark Cavendish (DQT – 055) [Green] 218 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Nairo Quintana (ARK – 136) [Polka Dot] 50 points
White Jersey Jonas Vingegaard (TJV – 018) [White] 3*

Stage winner: Wout Van Aert (TJV – 012)
Combative: Kenny Elissonde (TFS – 043 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Bahrain Victorious ( TBV – 161-168 ) [Yellow numbers]

*Number 2 is wearing the White as Number 1 is wearing Yellow.

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Tropical Storm Elsa – Day 8

Tropical Storm ElsaPosition: 32.1N 82.3W [10:00PM CDT 0300UTC].
Movement: North-Northeast [025°] near 16 mph [26 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 115 miles [185 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1006 mb.

Currently about 80 miles [ 125 km] Northwest of Brunswick, Georgia.

At 10AM CDT Elsa is coming ashore in Taylor County, Florida.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from Little River Inlet, South Carolina to Great Egg Inlet, New Jersey including Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds, Chesapeake Bay south of North Beach and the tidal Potomac south of Cobb Island and Delaware Bay south of Slaughter Beach.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect from north of Great Egg Inlet, New Jersey to Sandy Hook, New Jersey, Long Island from East Rockaway Inlet to the eastern tip along the south shore and from Port Jefferson Harbor eastward on the north shore, New Haven, Connecticut to Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts including Cape Cod, Block Island, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket.

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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