Monday, June 10, 2013

Dauphine Stage Eight: A Winning Tempo

Team Sky fooled the peloton and the commentators, while appearing to simply be riding tempo to ensure Chris Froome's securing the Malliot Jeune for the 2013 Criterium du Dauphine, they were actually preparing an attack to benefit Richie Porte, hopefully giving him a stage win to go with his second place on GC.  The plan would have worked except for Di Marchi being too strong to catch and a late attack by Andrew Talansky of Garmin Sharp that forced Froome to leave Richie Porte behind and race to the line just getting the better of Talansky.  Not that it was in much doubt, but the second place finish sealed Froome's victory in the overall, and sent a clear message that he is ready to contend for the overall in the Tour de France.  This is the last painting for this series of the Dauphine, the next race I plan to paint will be the historic 100th edition of the Tour de France.  This is an original watercolor and ink postcard that can be yours by visiting my artist website.  Just follow the direct link at the end of this post.