Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tour de France, Stage 17: Catching Them Napping

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff Saxo) stated before the start of the stage that he wasn't in the Tour to try for a podium finish, he was here to win in Paris.  Today he took it to Chris Froome and Team Sky with a vicious attack on the Col de la Colle Saint Michel.  He got quite the jump on the other GC contenders with only Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) able to go with Contador's acceleration.  Team Sky has perfected the ability to stay calm when these attacks go and slowly pull back the escapees one by one.

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,  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  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.