Monday, July 27, 2015

Tour de France, Final Stage: On to the Champs Elysees

Following tradition, and each other, Team Sky lead the peloton onto the iconic Champs Elysees at the start of 10 laps from the Place de Concorde to the l'Arc de Triomphe.  Team Sky follow another tradition of adding some yellow element to their team kit to celebrate having the Maillot Jaune among their team members.  Sky cleverly replaced the traditional bright blue stripe on the kit (and their team car) with the Yellow of the leader of the Tour de France.  As he crosses the finish line in just a few hundred meters from here, he will officially be the winner of the 102nd Tour de France.  After that it will be time for the marquee sprinters still in the Tour to show their stuff to the thousands of fans that have been on the side of the road for hours.

This is an original watercolor and ink painting that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from Jack Richeson and Company, www.richesonart.com.  This painting, along with all of my cycling art, is available through my artist website at www.greigleach.com.  To buy this particular painting for only $60 USD, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  Be aware, since this is an original work of art, once it has sold, it is gone.  I would recommend not delaying.

http://www.greigleach.com/large-multi-view/Tour%20de%20France%202015/2586308-145-210122/Painting.html#.VbW6-PlViko