Sunday, July 19, 2015

Tour de France, Stage 15: All Back Together

As the two escapees swung in to the Rhone Valley, along the banks of the river, it wasn't much longer before they were reeled back in by the peloton.  Ryder Hesjedal (Cannondale Garmin) and Matteo Trentin (Etixx Quickstep) knew it was a long shot to stay away, but they still couldn't have been pleased to see the front wheels of the peloton on the valley road.  With Mark Cavendish (Etixx Quickstep) off the pack of the peloton by over ten minutes, every sprinter was feeling that they finally had a chance to take out a stage victory.  Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal) road on the front with the help of Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) winding up the pace for their respective sprinters.  I don't understand why everyone was excited to have Cavendish gone, the sprinter who has more stage wins in this Tour, was still near the front of the peloton, Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal).

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, www.richesonart.com.  In addition, this painting and all of my Tour de France cycling art is available through my artist website at www.greigleach.com.  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.

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