Sunday, March 16, 2014

Paris-Nice Final Stage: The Penultimate Climb

The final stage of Paris Nice featured two hard category 1 climbs, climbs that will finish out the 8 day stage race along the Mediterranean coast beside the port of Nice.  With little roadway left and the top ten places separated by just 30 seconds, it was going to be a day of hard racing.  A large break got away early in the stage but the penultimate climb of the day, Cote de Peille, was the launch pad for these four to make the first solid move of the stage.  They are Matthew Busche (Trek Factory Racing), Jeome Coppel (Cofidis), Greg Van Avermaet, (BMC), and Jerome Cousin (Europcar).  This is an original watercolor and ink postcard that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg Watercolors and Steve Quiller Brushes from Jack Richeson and Company, Inc. (  In addition these works are available for purchase at my artist website, or you could just follow the direct link at the end of this post.