Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tour Stage 12: Self Service

Simon Clarke (Orica GreenEdge) used the final climb of the day up the Cote du Grammond, to rid himself of the last member of the break away, Sebastien Langeveld (Garmin Sharp) and press on to the finish alone.  With the rain having been replaced by the heat of July, keeping one's fluids topped up is crucial.   Included among the motorcycles of the race referees, TV cameras, photographers and medics are the bikes that carry chilled waterbottles for any rider to use.  The rain and the heat are great for the Cotes du Rhone wines of this region but the transitional weather has made it tough on a number of the peloton.  This is a small original watercolor and ink painting is available through my artist website at and will be included in my soon to be self published book of my art of the 101st Tour de France, "Book de Tour".  To learn more about the book project, to pre order your copy, or to discover how to become involved in bringing this amazing edition of the Tour to print, please visit  There are some wonderful rewards for backers at a wide variety of levels, all include your name in print on the special thanks page, and starting at $5 USD.  To purchase this particular painting just follow the direct link at the end of this post.

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