Sunday, July 20, 2014

Tour Stage 14: Losing Contact

While wearing the red racing bib of most combative rider, Alessandro De Marchi (Cannondale) was desperate to hold the wheel of the fast climbing Rafal Majka (Tinkoff Saxo).  The pair had dropped the rest of the tatters of the original break away and were off to claim the stage at the summit in Risoul.  Majka was free to use his ability on the high mountains for Tinkoff Saxo and himself now that his team leader, Alberto Contador, had been forced to abandon the Tour with a broken tibia.  The young Polish rider road De Marchi off of his wheel in hopes of claiming the victory for the team and to claim some glory for the disappointed men of Tinkoff Saxo.  The Polish flag waving fan along the side of the hairpin turn knew it was the move that would stick.  This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that is available through my artist website at  and it will appear in my soon to be self published, "Book de Tour."  To learn more about the book project, to pre-order your copy, or to discover how to become involved in bringing the 101st Tour de France to print, please visit  There are some wonderful backer rewards all of which include the Backers name in print on the Special Thanks Page of the book.  Other incentives include an artist signed book, pins, original art, and a few lucky signed copies, signed by whomever wins this Tour de France.  If you would rather just purchase this particular painting, please follow the direct link at the end of this post, but wouldn't you rather have a copy of "Book de Tour" too?

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