Sunday, July 27, 2014

Tour Final Stage: Arriving on the Champs Elysees

For those who had succeed it making it all of the way around France (and the dips into England and Spain), it was with a sense of relief, pride and accomplishment that they rolled onto the cobbles of the Champs Elysees.  As they made the first climb up the wide boulevard towards the L'Arc de Triomphe, they were cheered by tens of thousands and saluted by the French Air Force flying with perfect timing towards them with the tricolore smoke trailing behind. Another tradition is for the team of the Yellow Jersey to lead the peloton around the first lap in Paris, today it was not quite even the first half of the lap before the racing began in earnest.  This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that is available through my artist website at  This work and all of my paintings of the 2014 Tour de France will be included in my soon to be self published "Book de Tour."  To learn more about the book project, to pre order your copy, or to discover how you can be a part of bringing the art of the Tour to print, pleas visit .  There are some great incentives to get you to back the book starting for as little as $5 USD, everyone who pledges their support will have their name included in print on the Special Thanks page of the book.  To purchase this particular painting, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  But don't you want all of the paintings in a book form?  Of course you do!

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