Sunday, July 27, 2014

Tour Final Stage: Racing His Final Stage

Jens Voigt (Trek Factory Racing) had announced that he was retiring after the Tour de France.  The 42 year old German has ridden in, and completed, 17 Tours de France, a most astonishing accomplishment.  When he was interviewed, he was asked if there would be any move by the peloton to honor him, giving him a lap on the front of the race, his response, "Honor in cycling is not given, it is earned," may well have been him telling us that he was planning to attack.  After Sylvain Chavanel (IAM Cycling) had been pulled back into the fold, Voigt went off of the front as he swung around the L'Arc de Triomphe.  The strong man may have been the one to make the audacious move stick, but again, the sprinters wanted there day in Paris.  This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that is available through my artist website at  This painting will be one of the complete collection of my paintings of the 101st Tour de France that will be included in my soon to be self published "Book de Tour."  To learn more about the book, to pre order your copy, or to discover how you can be a part of bringing the art of the Tour de France to print, please visit  There are some excellent incentives to encourage you to pledge your support on Kickstarter (a crowd funding site) including an artist signed copy for only $25 USD, international shipping is available.  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 collected together into a book?  Of course your do!

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