Sunday, June 30, 2013

Tour Stage Two: Up Out of the Saddle

The break is now climbing up towards the first mountain points of the day having put the intermediate sprint in valley behind them, it was an uncontested sprint taken by Lars Boom.  As the four get up out of their saddles to add more power to their pedal strokes, a yellow motorcycle with driver and rider covered in yellow leathers hold out a chalkboard with the time splits scribbled out for the riders.  The chalkboard is a hold over from earlier times before team cars, race radio and two way team radios, there is often a call to go back to radio-less racing.  Most of the riders are strongly against this idea.  This is an original watercolor and ink postcard that is available at my artist website.  Just follow the direct link at the end of this post to get your artistic piece of the 100th Tour de France.