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Le Tour 2021 – Stage 13

Tour de France Nîmes > Carcassone

Distance: 219.9 kilometers.

A Flat stage with a Cat 4 climb in the middle.

  • Côte du Pic Saint-Loup 51.5 km (cat 3: 5.5km @ 3.6%)

The intermediate sprint is at 104.2 km at Fontes. Expect a bunch sprint to the finish.

Yellow Jersey Tadej Pogačar (UAD – 001) [Yellow] 52 hours 27 minutes 12 seconds
Green Jersey Mark Cavendish (DQT – 055) [Green] 279 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Nairo Quintana (ARK – 136) [Polka Dot] 50 points
White Jersey Jonas Vingegaard (TJV – 018) [White] 3*

Stage winner: Mark Cavendish (DQT – 055)
Combative: Quentin Pacher (BBK – 227 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Bahrain Victorious ( TBV – 161-168 ) [Yellow numbers]

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

Mark Cavendish has tied Eddy Merckx’s record with his 34th stage win and fourth stage win of this edition of the Tour. He was selected for the Deceuninck – Quick – Step team at the last minute when other riders dropped out. He has had medical problems in recent years that have prevented him from racing, but he is obviously back and winning stages and the Green Jersey for his team.

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Post-Tropical Cyclone Elsa – Day 10

Post-Tropical Cyclone ElsaPosition: 43.0N 69.5W [ 4:00PM CDT 2100UTC].
Movement: Northeast [045°] near 35 mph [56 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 65 mph [100 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 175 miles [280 km].
Minimum central pressure: 999 mb.

Currently about 90 miles [ 145 km] East-Northeast of Boston, Massachusetts.

All Warnings and Watches have been cancelled.

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

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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