Saturday, July 4, 2015

Tour de France Stage 1: Turning for Home

Tejay van Garderen (BMC) laid down a nice start for the Tour.  While he managed a 20th place in the stage, the far more important achievement was that he finished ahead of all of the main contenders.  Some of them are quite talented time trialist like Alberto Contador (Tinkoff Saxo) and Chris Froome (Team Sky).  Both of whom crashed out of last year's Tour.  Perhaps with an opening individual time trial, some of the early jitters in the peloton will have been quelled and the traditional early crashes will be reduced.  Every man who took to the streets of Utrecht truly hope to still be racing when the peloton pulls onto the Champs Elysees 20 stages from today.

This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from  This painting and all of my cycling art is available for purchase through my artist website at  To purchase this particular painting, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  And yes, international shipping is available.