Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tour Stage 12: Superstitious

Like many athletes, cyclists can be very superstitious, and not without reason.  In a moment of bad luck a Tour or a career can be over in the wink of an eye.  Many are very religious, good Catholics crossing themselves before setting off on a day of racing.  For the guy who is assigned bib number thirteen, all he can do is flip over one of the race bibs in hopes of confusing the bad luck so it leaves him alone.  It seems to be working pretty well for John Gadret (Movistar), he may be coming back from a flat tire, but it didn't lead to a race ending crash.  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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