Friday, July 18, 2014

Tour Stage 13: Getting Some Separation

The climb up to the top of Chamrousse was a long, hot 18 kilometer slough that took the fast climbers nearly an hour of incredible effort.  The fourth group on the road contained about ten guys including Tejay van Garderen (BMC) and the White Jersey clad, Romain Bardet (AG2R), the jersey of the best young rider.  The pair kept trying to get separation from the group and from each other, they were very close to each other in the GC, and the next two up the road were the next guy above them both in the overall and the man who could threaten Bardet's White Jersey.  After multiple attempts, the two slipped off of the front riding away from Frank Schleck (Trek Factory Racing) and the rest of the wanning peloton.  This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that is available through my artist website at and will be included in my soon to be self published book of the 101st Tour de France art, "Book de Tour."  To learn more about the book project, to pre-order a copy, or to discover how you can be a part of bringing the art of the sport we love to print, please visit  There are some excellent incentives for backers at every level starting at $5 USD.  Everyone who backs the project will have their name included in the special thanks page.  If you would like to purchase this painting directly, just follow the link at the end of this post.

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