Thursday, July 16, 2015

Tour de France, Stage 12: Three Away

Using the descent from the previous climb, this trio left there fellow breakaway companions behind.  When a break gets to be too big there can often be too many passengers (those who don't contribute to the work of breaking the wind).  Michal Kwiatkowski (Etixx Quickstep) looking grand in his Rainbow Jersey of the World Road Racing Champion, was joined by the KOM point seeking Georg Preidler (Giant Alpecin) and the Classics rider (who was doing amazing in the high mountains), Sep Vanmarcke (LottoNL Jumbo).  They were being given the time gap back to there former compatriots and the peloton by the LCL sponsored time keepers and the slate board tally.  These three were putting time into all of the others as they started up the slopes of the Category 1 Port de Lers.

This is an original small watercolor and ink painting that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes that came from Jack Richeson & Company (, a small mid western family run art supply company with excellent art supplies.  This painting, along with all of my cycling art, is available through my artist website at  To purchase this painting for only $60 USD, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  International shipping is available.  Don't delay, it is a one of a kind original painting, so when it is gone, it is gone.

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