Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Tour de France Stage 4: It's Up to Him

First, it must be said that Chris Froome's (Team Sky) Tour is going so much better than last year's.  This year he is wearing the Maillot Jaune as he rides on the front of the peloton after completing all of the sections of pave, last year, he had crashed out before his front wheel ever touched a single pave.  With less than five kilometers to go, Simon Geraints (Team Sky) had swung off the front having given all he had left to help Froome gain time on those who had been dropped on the final section of pave.  With Greg Van Avermaet (BMC), John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) and Zdenek Stybar (Etixx-Quickstep) on his wheel, Froome knew holding his Yellow Jersey was all up to him.  Hidden a few riders back was the man trailing him on general classification by just one second, Tony Martin (Etixx-Quickstep).  Further back, but well within striking distance were the rest of the main contenders for the overall victory.

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,  This painting, and all of my cycling art, 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.  Remember it is an original painting, so don't delay, when it is gone, it is gone.