Sunday, July 27, 2014

Tour Final Stage: He Belives He Can Do It

Richie Porte and Team Sky got to the final stage of the 101st Tour de France with something to prove.  Ever since the abandonment of Chris Froome in stage 5, the team hasn't had much to show for themselves.  Porte wasn't able to handle the mountains or maybe it was the mountains of pressure and quickly dropped down to 19th overall.  Today, he saw a chance to show just how strong of a rider he is, and went out on a solo run for the line with two laps to go.  While he was the third rider to make a solo attack, he had waited for a manageable distance in which to hold off the sprinters.  Team Sky has won the last two Tours de France, with two different riders, and it has been strange to not see the distinctive black kit with the bright blue striping on the front of the peloton day after day.  This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that is available through my artist website at  The painting along with all of my artwork of the 101st Tour de France will be included in my soon to be self published tome, "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 this Tour to print, please visit  There are some fabulous rewards for those who choose to back the book, including artist signed copies, original art, printed postcards and even a few copies signed by Vincenzo Nibali himself.  Everyone who contributes will have their name in print on the Special Thanks page of the book.  To purchase this painting, just follow the direct link at the end of this post, but wouldn't you like to have all of the paintings in a book as well?  Sure you would!

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