Sunday, March 15, 2015

Paris Nice Final Stage: Picking Them Off

When you watch Tony Martin (Etixx Quickstep) in an individual time trial, you know you will watch him catch rider after rider that have started ahead of him.  The current German National Time Trial Champion and three time World Time Trial Champion did not disappoint again today, even with the eight kilometers of pure uphill course climbing the Col d'Eze just outside of the city of Nice.  Martin is catching the second man ahead of him in the start time list on his way to posting yet another new best time.  However, there are some very strong men with quite a bit riding on their finishing times yet to roll down the start ramp.

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.