Sunday, March 15, 2015

Paris Nice Final Stage: It's Up to Him

Tony Gallopin (Lotto Soudal) had a tall order to out ride the talented Richie Porte (Team Sky) who was ahead of him on the road and behind him on the general classification.  Gallopin captured the Maillot Jaune on a brilliant aggressive ride over multiple mountains and a very well timed attack on the final climb of the final road stage.  The Frenchman put everything into putting as much time into the other contenders, perhaps a little too much.  The Lotto Soudal team leader is not the caliper of those behind him on the GC when it comes to time trialing as proven by his intermediate time check that was 58 seconds behind Porte's time.  Enough of a time difference to lose yellow, now he is racing just to finish on the podium.

This is a small original watercolor and ink painting, along with all of my art of the 72nd Paris Nice, is available through my artist website at  To purchase this particular painting, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  If you are enjoying reading about bike races with the accompanying artwork please be sure to check out my recently published, Book de Tour - Art of the 101st Tour de France.  The book is available through virtually every online bookseller around the world.  Just google the title to find out where you can get your copy while avoiding international shipping charges.