Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Tour de France Stage 5: Bringing Their Man Back

The 102nd Tour de France is being as unkind to the French and the 101st was charmed.  For the second time today, and once yesterday, the Frenchman who finished third in 2014, had to be paced back on to the tail of the peloton after a crash.  On this trip back to the front, Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) was escorted back into the fold by his teammates Steve Morabito and Matthieu Ladagnous.  A nice marker that the peloton is close is the bright red Skoda of one of the Commisares that position themselves just behind the last man of each large group and/or the breakaway on the course.

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 located in north central United States with incredible high quality supplies for artists and crafters alike.  You can learn more at their website,  This work, and all of my cycling artwork, is available for purchase through my artist website at  To buy this particular painting for only $60 USD, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  Remember, this is a one of a kind original, so don't delay, once this painting is gone, it is gone!