Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tour de France, Stage 17: Cresting the Top of the Tour

Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) has ridden himself back into form and into the Tour as the race has progressed.  Today he was in the breakaway yet again.  He left his compatriots behind and went over the highest point of the 102nd Tour de France riding second on the road.  Unfortunately for the Frenchman who finished third overall last year, he is not the skilled descender of the rider ahead or those that are chasing him from behind.  Pinot is looking at a fast, narrow, technical descent off of the Col d'Allos that leads right into the final ascent of the day.

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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