Sunday, July 13, 2014

Tour Stage 9: Wardrobe Change

Ironically the weather has been miserable since the Tour arrived in France, particularly since it was nothing but sunshine in rainy old England.  The riders have been hard pressed to keep warm and dry with the sudden changes from warm and somewhat dry to cold and wet, and then back again.  With the peloton on the climb of the Cote de Gueberschwihr just riding tempo, it was easy for Chris Horner (Lampre-Merida) to get clear so he could safely pull on his rain coat a somewhat difficult task going up a mountain at forty kilometers an hour.  Chris Horner is another of the senior statesmen of the peloton, only a few months younger than Jen Voigt (Trek Factory Racing).  Horner has found the strength and determination to have fought back from a rather horrific training crash in the early part of the season.  This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that is available through my artist website at  It will also be one of the images included in my art book of the 2014 Tour de France, "Book de Tour".  To learn more about the book project, to pre-order your copy or to get involved in bringing the 101st Tour to print please visit  There are a wide variety of incentives most including an author/artist signed copy of the book starting at $5 USD.  If you would like to purchase this particular painting just follow the direct link at the end of this post.