Sunday, July 12, 2015

Tour de France Stage 9: A Bit of Disarray

Astana seemed to be in a pit of disarray as they hit the first of the two climbs on the road from Rennes to Plumelec.  As the line of pale blue clad fast men went up the climb one of the team members "left the door open" making it very difficult Rein Taarame to close the gab.  The gab was formed when Vincenzo Nibali went to the front to set the pace.  Nibali is falling behind the other favorites of the Tour and was looking at the Team Time Trial as the chance to close the gab.  Because of his over eagerness he may have actually done more damage by his speed then he could have possible gained.  Given that today is Sunday there were thousand of screaming fans all along the side of the road sometimes several rows deep for the entire 28 kilometers.

This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from Jack Richeson and Company, www.richesonart.com.  In addition this painting is available through my artist website at www.greigleach.com.  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 work of art, so when it is gone, it is gone.

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