Sunday, July 19, 2015

Tour de France, Stage 15: All Across the Road

The sprinters fanned all across the road as they vied to claim the stage at the line in Valence.  It has been quite a few days since the whole of the peloton arrived in town together (minus the Grupetto containing Mark Cavendish - Etixx-Quickstep).  But it was Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) who was able to claim his third stage victory in this the 102nd Tour de France.  Greipel was able to hold of John Degenkolb (Giant Alpecin) and Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) to win, but they were far too close for any time to celebrate until after the race was won.  Peter Sagan (Tinkoff Saxo) missed the podium and being in this painting, but his fourth place finish left his was a still wide margin in the competition to wear the Maillot Vert on the podium in Paris.  Greipel's win erased the extra points that Sagan had gained earlier in the day's stage, but weren't enough to force Sagan into surrendering the jersey of most consistent sprinter.

This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quller brushes from the family run art supply company, Jack Richeson & Company,  In addition, this painting and all of my Tour de France cycling art is available through my artist website at  To purchase this particular painting for only $60 USD, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  Don't delay however, since this is an original one of a kind work of art, when it has been sold, there won't be another one to be had.