Monday, May 23, 2016

Tour of California, Final Stage: On the Open Road

Wanting to leave nothing to chance, the teams of the sprinters and of the Yellow Jersey, toiled away on the front of the peloton making sure that the seven men up the road never gained more than two minutes of the group being lead by Daniel Teklehaimanot (Dimension Data).  The Eritrean Tekleharmanot had the honor of being the first African rider to ever pull on the Polka Dot Jersey of King of the Mountains in the Tour de France.  He gained fame not only in his country but through out the entire continent.  The peloton was riding through the wide open plains of the interior of California, the region that is consider the bread basket of the state.  Although more than just wheat is farmed in the fields along today's route.

This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that was painting using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from Jack Richeson & Company (  This painting along with all of my cycling art, is available through my artist website at  To purchase this particular painting, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  While you are at the website, be sure to check out my two cycling art books, "Book du Tour: Art of the 101st Tour de France" and, "Art of Cycling: Richmond 2015 UCI Road World Championships".