Friday, March 14, 2014

Paris-Nice Stage 6: Down to Four

With a Cat 2 mountain near the finish and a final circuit that contain a very steep climb up to the finishing line it had all the makings of an epic day of racing.  Today's stage broke the pattern by forming a twelve man break (when the pattern necessitated a six man break).  First Sylvan Chavanel, resplendent in his Polka Dots (due to is efforts in stage 5) and then Tommy Voeckler (Europcar), Alessandro De Marchi (Cannondale) and Pim Ligthart (Lotto-Belisol) dropped the rest and headed off for the big climb of the day on their own.  This is an original watercolor and ink postcard created using Yarka St. Petersburg cake watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from  This painting and all of my cycling art is available for purchase through my artist my website,  For this particular painting, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.