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2022 July 06 — Why Now?
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Le Tour 2022 – Stage 5

Tour de France Lille Métropole > Arenberg Porte Du Hainaut

Distance: 157.0 kilometers.

A Hilly stage with no Category climbs, but with 11 sections of cobblestones between the 79 km marker and the finish. This portends broken bikes and injured riders.

The intermediate sprint is at 37.2 km at Mérignies.

Yellow Jersey Wout Van Aert (TJV – 016) [Yellow] 16 hours 17 minutes 22 seconds
Green Jersey Fabio Jakobsen (DQT – 051) [Green] 126 Points
Polka Dot Jersey Magnus Cort Nielsen (EFN – 146) [Polka Dot] 11 points
White Jersey Tadej Pogačar (UAD – 001) [White] 4

Stage winner: Simon Clarke (ISN – 193)
Combative: Magnus Cort Nielsen (EFN – 146 ) [Red numbers]
Team: Ineos Grenadiers ( IGD – 021-028 ) [Yellow numbers]

Jack Haig (TBV – 081) and Michael Gogl (AFC – 103) have withdrawn from the race which is not as bad as I expected. It remains to be seen if some riders don’t make tomorrow’s start. Ineos is only 1 second ahead of Jumbo in the team standings (combined times of the team’s top three riders).

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Hurricane Bonnie – Day 10

Hurricane BonniePosition: 16.9N 111.3W [10:00PM CDT 0300UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [285°] near 14 mph [22 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 100 mph [155 kph].
Wind Gusts: 120mph [195 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 80 miles [130 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 10 miles [ 20 km].
Minimum central pressure: 977 mb ↑.

Currently about 425 miles [ 685 km] South-Southwest of the southern tip of Baja California.

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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