Sunday, April 12, 2015

Paris Roubaix: In the Forest

Only one time every year is this stretch of pave open through the forest of Arenberg.  Well to be fair, it was twice last year since the Tour de France covered the same stretch of cobbles in stage 5.  Since team cars are diverted over the pave sections, team mechanics and soigneurs will stand along the road holding up wheels should their men need them.  At this point the peloton is still 5 minutes behind the break away as they are led through the forest by Lotto Soudal and BMC.  Tucked in behind the domestiques is Peter Sagan (Saxo Tinkoff) in his Slovak National Champion's kit.

This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that is available through my artist website at  To purchase this particular watercolor just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  International shipping is available.

If you are enjoying reading about Paris Roubaix with the accompanying artwork, be sure to search out my recently published, "Book de Tour - Art of the 101st Tour de France".  It can be found through most every online bookseller around the world.  Google the title to discover where you can get a copy and avoid international shipping charges.