Friday, June 7, 2013

Dauphine Stage Five: Setting It Up for the Climb

The peloton knows that they are end for a tough climb when Team Sky goes to the front like this.  This looks like a lead out train for a sprint, but instead the team has lined up in the order of their climbing abilities, poorest first and the best just ahead of the "protected" rider.  Garmin Sharp is also lined up to the right, keeping an eye on Froome for Dennis in the Malliot Jeune.  The peloton is crossing the river that usually signals the beginning of a climb.  This is an original watercolor and ink postcard and is available for purchase at my artist website.  Just follow the direct link at the end of this post.