Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tour de France, Stage 17: Broken Hearted

Tejay van Garderen (BMC) had been looking forward to the four days in the Alps.  He is a rider who's climbing abilities suit the Alpine terrain and one who goes better and better as the Tour progresses.  Whoever today, it Alpine mountains were not his friends.  With the group containing the Maillot Jaune got back to racing with the attacks from Alberto Contador (Tinkoff Saxo), van Garderen was dropped yet again, unable to hold the wheels of even the Groupetto.  As the American felt his Tour slip away, his team director stopped the team car and came to talk with his team leader.  Amongst tears, hugs and great frustration, Tejay van Garderen not only abandon his hopes of winning the 102nd Tour de France, he climbed into the team car abandoning the Tour all together.

This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from Jack Richeson & Company, www.richesonart.com.  They are a small family run art supply company that really does have excellent art making materials.  This painting, and in fact all of my cycling artwork, 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 it is an original painting, when it is gone, it is gone.

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