Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Tour de France Stage 4: Riding Into Hell

Lieuwe Westra (Astana) and Perrig Quemeneur (Europcar) left the break away companions behind as they charged over the cobblestones, sucked in the rolling dust and endured the screaming fans on their way over the #6 section of pave.  By this point, the Tour de France was finally racing on French soil, even if some of it was now in the lungs of racers, mechanics and fans alike.  Notice that teams will station soigneurs along the sections of pave with wheels held aloft should their man have a mechanical.  The roads are so narrow that it can take minutes for the team car to get to a rider should he need assistance.

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.