Monday, July 27, 2015

Tour de France, Final Stage: Soaking It In

With the time already taken on the first lap of the Champs Elysees, Team Sky gather at the back of the peloton before the final sprint.  Having just to finish to claim his victory, Chris Froome wanted to ride across the final few feet of the Tour de France with all of his team that was still in the race.  Team Sky had only lost one man over the grueling 21 stages and 2,036 miles of the 102nd Tour de France.  Peter Kennaugh was the only team member who didn't link arms and soaked in the enormity of the achievement and the applause of the crowd.  Chris Froome will be the first to say that he could never have done it without Kennaugh and those with him on the Champs Elysees; Leopold Konig, Wooter Poels, Richie Porte, Nicolas Roche, Luke Rowe, Ian Stannard and Geraint Thomas.

With this painting, I, too, celebrate 21 days of hard work, sleepless nights and another great Tour de France.

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%202015/2586381-151-210122/Painting.html#.VbY5L_lViko