Sunday, June 30, 2013

Tour Stage One: Last Sprinter Upright

Marse Kittel, one of the four main sprinters of the Tour, was the one who managed to stay upright when his rivals hit the road with six kilometers to go.  He had enough of a final kick to the line that he had time to throw out his arms in a victory salute and yell out his joy.  His bike handling and incredible acceleration earns him the first Malliot Jaune of the 100th Tour de France.  It is not uncommon to have crashes in the first days of the big stage races, as the riders are nervous and a victory means the leaders jersey, this makes everyone take risks to be in the right position in the peloton.  This is an original watercolor and ink postcard that is available through a 3 day auction on ebay.  Just follow the direct link at the end of this post to bid on this little piece of the Tour's first stage in Corisca.