Sunday, July 27, 2014

Tour Final Stage: Just One More Time

Every stage of the Tour de France starts with the men wearing the leaders' Jersey lined up in front of the rest of the peloton.  The final stage was no different, Peter Sagan (Cannondale) and Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) have been spending quite a bit of time together at the start of each stage, both have worn their respective Jerseys for nearly every single stage of the 101st Tour de France.  They are joined by the White Jersey of best young rider, Thibaut Pinot (FDJ), just out of frame is Rafal Majka (Tinkoff Saxo) in the Polka Dot Jersey of the King of the Mountains.  The final stage is a chance for everyone to talk, say their farewells and general enjoy themselves.  That is until they swing past the Louvre in Paris and start up the Champs Elysees.  Then it is time to race one more time, every one in the Tour dreams of winning on the famed cobbles in the shadow of the L'Arc de Triomphe and without the need to hold back for another day, it is some full on racing for the fans in Paris.  This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from Jack Richeson & Company, a North American family owned and operated art supply company,  The painting 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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