Friday, July 24, 2015

Tour de France, Stage 19: Let's Go Together

Ignorant of the drama behind, Pierre Rolland (Europcar) had pressed his advantage from the summit of the Col du Chaussy to pry open a nice lead on the descent.  He continued his attack across the valley and over the top of the Col du Mollard.  Ignoring his possible faux pas, Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) continued his attack on the group containing the Maillot Jaune and the rest of the big names of the Tour, eventually catching the Frenchman leading the stage.  As Nibali caught up to Rolland, he reached out to encourage the rider for Movistar to join him in a combined effort to leave the rest of the peloton behind.  Perhaps he even offered the stage victory to Rolland if he helped him gain as much time on the others as possible.

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 business in the mid-west of the United States.  This painting is available, along with all of my cycling art, at my artist website, www.greigleach.com.  To purchase this particular painting for only $60 USD, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  It is an original painting, so once it has sold, it is gone.  I would recommend not delaying.

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