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    Re: 2020 tour de France

    Stage # 15 157 riders start the day the the last MT. top finish that will test all.
    99 miles to go Bob Jungles clips Sergio Higta as he swerves to the right for no reason and Sergio goes down hard smashing his helmet onto the pavement!
    He gets up to ride on only to have to drop out 12 miles later.
    76 to go - BA has lead with 8 riders over the Peloton by 1:24
    At the mid sprint point the 8 in BA take most pmts. and Bennett is 9th with Sagan 11th
    58 - BA of 8 have 4:29 on P
    47 - A lone leader has chase groups back +10 +16 and P 4:04
    33 - 3rd mt. from last climb has grades of 7% 9% & 14 %
    13 - 2 in BA P back 1:58 sprinters group back 14:49
    11 - start of the last mt. top finish is 11 miles all up!with a grade of 18% in places.
    9.3- Pierre Rolland tries to go but it does not hold.
    7. 5 - Jumbo Visma lead group of 21 now kick up the pace even more and drop the race leader Bernal back :33 sec.
    4 - Adam Yates has a go to get 9 sec but is pulled back soon after. 14 now in Jumbo lead group.
    3.5 - the now T D F leaders eye each other to see who has what left.
    At the line it is Pogacar 2nd Roglic 3rd Richie Porte
    Bernal crosses the line 7:19 back to drop him mostly out of contention
    Sepp Kuss finishes 6th - really great for the USA rider.
    The G C remains the same at this point.

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    Re: 2020 tour de France

    Stage #16 Yesterday 785 Covid tests were given & results are ZERO +!
    102 miles to go and a big B A has gotten away - 35 riders! The Peloton seems to let them go because of nobody in the group is within 34 minutes of the G C leaders
    89 - Peloton catches some of the riders but, 18 are still out front.
    82 - BA has 1:34 on the peloton.
    75 - Sprint point - Trentin takes the 1st place and the 20 pts. & moves into 3rd in the Green jersey competition.
    65 - 18 in BA P back 7:17
    54 - 16 in BA with 5 chasers back :57 & P further back at 10:10
    44 - BA has 23 now with P back10:32 Pierre Rolland takes some KOM pts. Off the back the sprinters & others that can't make the P pace 10:38
    36 - BA 38 P back 11:25
    Only 8 teams have won stages this tour with 14 teams not being able to do so.
    19 - Cat 1 climb of 6 miles starts with grades of 6% to 10.2 % 2,400 feet of elevation gain.
    one goes out to a lead of 40 seconds - Q Pacher Second chase group of 13 is:40 sec. back & P back 13:11 & the
    GROUPETTO group [ the last riders who just want to finish before the cutoff time & sprinters] 16:08
    12 miles to go - Lennard Kamna goes off the front on the last climb with 7 chasers back 1:36
    Kamna - Bora beats all to the line to win this stage 2nd - Richard Carapaz- Ineos 3rd Seb Riechenbach - fdj.
    Peloton is some 15 min. later with various riders finishing .
    The G C still at 1st - Roglic 2nd - Pogacar 3rd - Uran 1:34 back

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    Re: 2020 tour de France

    Stage # 17 110 miles with 2 beyond cat #1 climbs. 152 start the day with Egan Bernal dropping out.
    Thomas DeGent goes out early with P back 1:11
    90 - 2 in BA ahead of P by :22
    86 - 5 hammer ahead from BA
    75 - 5 in BA with P back 2:04 74 - Alaphllippe & Martin take mid sprint pts. Sagan 8th
    65 - BA still out & has 5:31 on P with 3 top GC leaders in the pack P averages 28.6 mph the last hour in the climbs!
    48 - Start of Col de la Madelene 5 miles to the top with 4,300 ft. rise with 6% -10.8% grades to the beyond Cat #1 [HC] climb.
    43 - only 30 left in the yellow pack #2 chasers back+2:36 chase #3 +4:19 Alaphllippe goes 57.6 mph in his decending of the last mt.top!
    13 - Start of the last MT, finish of the Col de Lose, a 1st time use of this mountain, last 2 miles grades of 24% & 18% at the line!!
    7 - Alaphllippe drops and then yellow is only :43 back. With Lopez off the front.
    2 - Sepp Kuss leads for a short time [ usa - Durango,co] them Lopez leads again.
    At the line --- Miguel Angel Lopez wins and gets 10 sec. time bonus & $20,000 USD 2nd is Roglic - Jumbo 3rd -Pogicar -uae 4th Sepp Kuss
    GC leaders 1 - Roglic 2nd Pogicar +57 3rd - :Lopez + 1:26

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    Re: 2020 tour de France

    Stage #18 109 miles
    104 - trying again to have big B A they susceed with over 40 riders off the front after 5 miles!
    100 - sprint point Bennett wins with Sagan 3rd
    90 - BA has 31 riders now with 6 chasers and the P back1:41.
    81 - BA 19 riders with Kwiatkowski & Carapaz in it.
    69 - 2 go off the front chase group of 17 :33 back P back 3:15
    59 - BA of two Ineos riders 17 chasers back :51 P back4:43 off the back 40 riders + 6:22
    61 - sprint point - Herchi 2nd but crashes on the downhill - too fast into a corner ok , but lost time.
    36 - 3 leaders chase 1 +3:33 herchi 2:10 P 7:14
    22 - 3 lead herchi +1:23 yellow group +3:10
    Landa is pushing hard to get to the leaders
    18 - Carapaz takes some more KOM pts. Herchi +2:23 40 riders + 40 minutes!

    Now a 1 1/2 mile gravel road give Porte a flat . Kwiatkowski & Carapaz are the 2 off the front.
    K & C hold their lead to the end and both are from Ineos ,that has not won even 1 stage this TDF.
    Neither has won a TDF stage and decide that Kw should take it because of his 7 tour rides and does 2nd Carapaz 3rd Wout van Aret

    top G C 1st Roglic 2nd pogacar 3rd lopez 4th porte
    king of the mt. 1st Carapaz 74 pts 2nd Pogacar 72 pts 4th Herchi 62 pts.

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    Re: 2020 tour de France

    Stage #19 100 miles 85 degrees & sunny
    Lots of early movement
    87 -Cavagna goes off the front with 5 chaser and P back 2:26
    71 - BA cabana still out front from quick step P+2:38
    61- yup , he's still the leader He is a time trial specialist
    *** Jumbo -Visma mgr. has been fined and excluded from the race for "rude & improper behavior" relating to an official that did an inspection on leader Proglic's bike when they damaged it looking for "hidden motors or other devices"
    60 - BA same P+1:57
    50 - BA same P+!:14
    30 - sprint point -Bennett 4th & Sagan 5th
    22 - All in one pack now
    15 - BA jumps out -with 12 riders P +2:31
    8 - Soren Kraug Sorenson jumps the rest to his lead now. Top 4 sprinters are in the same group close behind.
    At the line Sorenson wins the stage and it is his 2nd of TDF this year. 2nd - Like Mezgec - team Mitchelton -scott 3rd jasper Steven -Trek
    Top G C remains the same
    Sam Bennett seems to have enough pts. to win the Sprinter's jersey contes as Sagan has beeb beaten by him most of the time.
    The TDF has not finished here since 1936!

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    Re: 2020 tour de France

    A time trial of 22 miles with 2/3 flats and 1/3 hills with a 20% grade at the finish!
    They start with the lowest standing riders 1st and work up to the tour leaders.
    Hours of each rider coming in to post their time.
    At the last riders push hard it seems as if one rider is better in the flat and the grades and he is.

    Tadej Pogacar takes the stage win beating others in the flats and the steep grades and the best overall time!!
    1st Tadej Pogicar 2nd Tom Dumolin +1:21 3rd Richie Porte +1:21 4th Wout Van Aert +131 5th Primoz Roglic + 1:55

    Tadej will now wear the Yellow jersey & win the T D F and win the King of the Mountains and win the Best young rider jersey!!
    This triple has never happened in tour history!!
    Over all standing = 1st Tadej Pogecar 2nd Primoz Roglic 3rd Richie Porte

    The winner of the T D F wins $600,000 U S D also!

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    Re: 2020 tour de France

    Stage #21 The last day
    all the Jersey winners are already locked in place.
    Today is called a parade stage but, many small breakaways are possible and do happen.
    The final dozen laps are around the Champs Eleyses with the peloton catching a small group of riders with the sprinters trying one more time to get the last stage win.
    Sam bennett again beats Sagan to the line. Sam Bennett from Ireland is showing his great emotions in his victory sprit today.
    The rest of the Overall winners = fastest time winner - King of the Mountain - best young rider all go to Tadej Pogacar!!
    Many of the tv commentators say this is the best tour de France they have every seen!
    I hope my daily ramblings have entertained you and help us thru this Covid nightmare we are all living thru.
    May our swim season show some promise as it did for the tour de france. THANX ORCA

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