Friday, July 10, 2015

Tour de France Stage 7: Lining Up His Train

With just five kilometers to the line in Fougeres, John Degenkolb (Giant Alpecin) put his whole team on the front to drive the pace.  A high pace will make sure that no other opportunist will be able to escape from the peloton, thus stealing the thunder from marquee sprinters.  Notice behind the RVs behind the riders.  Many European's are given a three week vacation that they will use to follow the Tour from stage to stage.  Phil Liggett, long time commentator of the Tour, always says, that during every July, you can't book a camper for love or money, they are all out on the road in France.

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 wonderful family run art supply company located in the northern mid-west of the United States.  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.  Don't delay, this is an original watercolor, so when it is gone, it is gone.