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Le Tour 2021 – Stage 12

Tour de France Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux > Nîmes

Distance: 159.4 kilometers.

A Flat stage with a Cat 3 climb in the middle.

  • Côte du belvédère de Tharaux 83.7 km (cat 3: 4.4km @ 4.6%)

The intermediate sprint is at 132.7 km at Uzès. Expect a bunch sprint to the finish.

Yellow Jersey Tadej Pogačar (UAD – 001) [Yellow] 47 hours 22 minutes 43 seconds
Green Jersey Mark Cavendish (DQT – 055) [Green] 221 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Nairo Quintana (ARK – 136) [Polka Dot] 50 points
White Jersey Jonas Vingegaard (TJV – 018) [White] 3*

Stage winner: Nils Politt (BOH – 076)
Combative: Nils Politt (BOH – 076 ) [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 9

Tropical Storm ElsaPosition: 37.6N 76.5W [10:00PM CDT 0300UTC].
Movement: Northeast [045°] near 25 mph [41 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 65 mph [100 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 160 miles [260 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1002 mb ↓.

Currently about 170 miles [ 270 km] Southwest of Atlantic City, New Jersey.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from north of Ocracoke Inlet, North Carolina to Sandy Hook, New Jersey including Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds, Chesapeake Bay south of North Beach, the tidal Potomac south of Cobb Island, Delaware Bay south of Slaughter Beach, 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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