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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.

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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.

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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

Tropical Storm Bonnie – Day 6

Tropical Storm BonniePosition: 11.3N 89.5W [10:00PM CDT 0300UTC].
Movement: West [270°] near 17 mph [28 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Wind Gusts: 70 mph [115 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 70 miles [110 km].
Minimum central pressure: 997 mb ↓.

Currently about 165 miles [ 270 km] South of San Salvador, El Salvador.

The storm has crossed into the Pacific Ocean

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 2, 2022   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Bonnie – Day 6

Tropical Depression Colin

Tropical Depression ColinPosition: 34.4N 77.8W [10:00PM CDT 030UTC].
Movement: Northeast [055°] near 7 mph [11 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1014 mb.

Currently about 15 miles [ 20 km] North of Wilmington, North Carolina.

The storm has weaken to a Depression and all watches and warnings have been discontinued.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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July 2, 2022   Comments Off on Tropical Depression Colin

Le Tour Basics

Tour de FranceThe race starts with the Grand Départ today in Copenhagen and will finish on 24 July in Paris, so I thought I should explain some of what I’ll be ranting about.

Tour jerseys

The cartoon characters from my header are wearing the various colored jerseys that indicate the leader in the different classifications in the race.

The Maillot Jaune, Yellow Jersey is worn by the rider with the lowest time overall in the race. The eventual winner of the race may never have come in first in any stage, but was near the lead throughout the race and achieved the lowest time over the entire course of the event. The winner is normally an “all-arounder”, someone is very good at the sprints and the hill climbing, even if they aren’t the best. “All-arounders” show up on the lists of the sprinters and the climbers, while staying in the top ten for overall time.

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July 1, 2022   Comments Off on Le Tour Basics

Tropical Storm Bonnie – Day 5

Tropical Storm BonniePosition: 10.9N 83.8W [10:00PM CDT 0300UTC].
Movement: West [270°] near 16 mph [26 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 115 miles [185 km].
Minimum central pressure: 997 mb ↓.

Currently about 75 miles [ 120 km] South of Bluefields, Nicaragua.

The storm made landfall near the Nicaragua/Costa Rica border.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for San Andres, Colombia; Limon, Costa Rica northward to Sandy Bay Sirpi, Nicaragua; Cabo Blanco, Costa Rica northward to the border of Nicaragua and Honduras.

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 1, 2022   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Bonnie – Day 5

Happy Canada Day

La fête du
Canada
Day

Canada

Thank you for not yet building a fence along your southern or western border, and for brewing great beer.

This is the 155th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution Act of 1867.

Schedule of Ottawa events and some background.

July 1, 2022   Comments Off on Happy Canada Day