On-line Opinion Magazine…OK, it's a blog
Random header image... Refresh for more!

Le Tour 2022 – Stage 3

Tour de France Vejle > Sønderborg

Distance: 182.0 kilometers.

A Flat stage with three Cat 4 climbs and a bunch finish.

  • Côte de Koldingve 27.3 km (Cat 4: 1.1km @ 3.4%)
  • Côte de Hejlsminde Strand 82.8 km (Cat 4: 0.8km @ 5.5%)
  • Côte de Genner Strand 123.3 km (Cat 4: 1.7km @ 3.4%)

The intermediate sprint is at 90.5 km at Christianfeld.

Yellow Jersey Wout Van Aert (TJV – 016) [Yellow] 09 hours 01 minutes 17 seconds
Green Jersey Fabio Jakobsen (DQT – 051) [Green] 90 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Magnus Cort Nielsen (EFN – 146) [Polka Dot] 6 points
White Jersey Tadej Pogačar (UAD – 001) [White] 3

Stage winner: Dylan Groenewegen (BEX – 204)
Combative: Magnus Cort Nielsen (EFN – 146 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Jumbo – Visma ( TJV – 011-018 ) [Yellow numbers]

Top 10 below the fold
[Read more →]

July 3, 2022   Comments Off on Le Tour 2022 – Stage 3

Le Tour 2022 – Stage 2

Tour de France Roskilde > Nyborg

Distance: 202.2 kilometers.

A Flat stage with three Cat 4 climbs:

  • Côte d’Asnæs Indelukke 62.0 km (Cat 4: 1.1km @ 5.4%)
  • Côte d’Høve Stræde 72.5 km (Cat 4: 0.8km @ 6.0%)
  • Côte de Kårup Strandbakke 84.0 km (Cat 4: 1.3km @ 5.8%)

The intermediate sprint is at 126.9 km at Kalundborg and there’s a bunch finish.

Yellow Jersey Wout Van Aert (TJV – 016) [Yellow] 04 hours 49 minutes 50 seconds
Green Jersey Fabio Jakobsen (DQT – 051) [Green] 59 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Magnus Cort Nielsen (EFN – 146) [Polka Dot] 6 points
White Jersey Tadej Pogačar (UAD – 001) [White] 3

Stage winner: Fabio Jakobsen (DQT – 051)
Combative: Sven Erik Bystrøm (IWG – 122 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Jumbo – Visma ( TJV – 011-018 ) [Yellow numbers]

Jakobsen is wearing the Green because he is second to Van Aert who chose to wear the Yellow.

Notes below the fold: [Read more →]

July 3, 2022   Comments Off on Le Tour 2022 – Stage 2

Le Tour 2022 – Stage 1

Tour de France Copenhagen > Copenhagen

Distance: 13.2 kilometers.

Time Trial.

Yellow Jersey Yves Lampaert (DQT – 056) [Yellow] 00 hours 15 minutes 17 seconds
Green Jersey Yves Lampaert (DQT – 056) [Green]
White Jersey Tadej Pogačar (UAD – 001) [White] 3

Stage winner: Yves Lampaert (DQT – 056)
Team: Jumbo – Visma ( TJV – 011-018 ) [Yellow numbers]

Because this is the first stage and a time trial, there is no award for Combative, nor for the Polka Dots as there were no climbs. Wout Van Aert (TJV – 016) wore the Green because he was second and Yves Lampaert obviously preferred the Yellow.

The Tour has changed its results table for this year and I’m having to do a lot of manual work that I had automated in previous years.

Note below the fold: [Read more →]

July 3, 2022   Comments Off on Le Tour 2022 – Stage 1

Hurricane Bonnie – Day 7

Hurricane BonniePosition: 13.2N 95.5W [10:00PM CDT 0300UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [290°] near 17 mph [28 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 80 mph [130 kph].
Wind Gusts: 90 mph [145 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 80 miles [130 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 25 miles [ 35 km].
Minimum central pressure: 987 mb ↓.

Currently about 210 miles [ 335 km] South of Salina Cruz, Mexico.

The storm has become the third hurricane of the 2022 Eastern North Pacific season.

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.]

July 3, 2022   Comments Off on Hurricane Bonnie – Day 7

Remnants Colin – Day 2

Remnants ColinPosition: 35.2N 77.0W [ 4:00AM CDT 090UTC].
Movement: Northeast [055°] near 10 mph [17 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 30 mph [ 45 kph].
Wind Gusts: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1014 mb.

Currently about 10 miles [ 15 km] North-Northeast of New Bern, North Carolina.

The storm dissipated over eastern North Carolina. This is the final 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.]

July 3, 2022   Comments Off on Remnants Colin – Day 2