Monday, July 14, 2014

Tour Stage 10: Fighting for His Jersey

Tony Gallopin (Lotto-Belisol) fought valiantly to hold on to the Maillot Juane that he had only one the day before.  The teams bike sponsor had rushed him a new bright yellow bike down from Belgium and I am sure he wanted to get more than one day's use out of his new steed.  Gallopin found himself losing time to a couple of rivals, but the one with the best chance would be Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) taking back the Jersey that he had surrendered the day before.  I admit it, I am baffled by the Italian National Champion going back into Yellow.  I guess with Contador out of the Tour earlier in the stage, he must have felt that he and his team would be able to control any of the other contenders and their teams.  This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that is available through my artist website at  It will be the next page in my soon to be self published, "Book de Tour", a complete collection of my paintings and writings on the 101st Tour de France.  To learn more about the book project, to pre-order your own copy, or to discover how you can be part of bring this wide open Tour to print, please visit  There are some excellent rewards for those who choose to back the project at a wide variety of levels of participation.  Most include an artist signed copy of the book, some with original artwork starting for as little as $5 USD.  International shipping is available at all levels of support.  If you would rather simply purchase this particular painting, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.

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