Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tour 2012: Saluting His Countrymen

Thomas Voeckler, who I admit is one of my favorites in the peloton, always rides a gusty Tour de France and I expect no less from him in the 100th running of the Tour.  This was a wonderful stage for "little Tommy Voeckler" to quote Phil Ligett, he soloed away from the break of this day to gather up all of the mountain points for the day, and to win the stage with so much time to spare, he could bow to the French spectators all along the finishing straight.  The mountains points he took during the stage were enough to put him into the Polka Dot Jersey, that he kept all of the way to Paris.  This is an original watercolor and ink postcard that is available for purchase through my artist website.  Just follow the direct link at the end of this post.

http://www.greigleach.com/large-view/Tour%20de%20France%20Watercolors/1993648-44-42-171269/Painting/Sports.html#.UcHvTM_D_IU