Monday, May 23, 2016

Tour of California, Final Stage: Perhaps in Vain

Even the final stage of the Tour of California had a group that hoped to stay off the front of the peloton all of the way in to Sacramento, the capitol of California.  With the sprinters having one last chance to get a victory and a course nearly as flat as a pancake, it seems like the efforts of these seven guys will almost definitely be in vain.  However it didn't stop Christopher Jones (UnitedHealthcare), Taylor Sheldon (Jelly Belly), Jake Kelly (Team Wiggins), Krists Neilands (Axeon Hagen Berman) nor Alan Marangoni (Cannondale) from giving it a go.

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".