Friday, May 20, 2016

Tour of California, Stage 5: What's the Plan?

Stage 5 in the Tour of California produced the largest break away thus far in the race.  Eighteen men were able to escape the grip of the peloton, mainly because none were close enough to the lead of Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx-Quickstep) to affect his over all lead.  In fact the highest placed member of the break was his own teammate, Maxime Bouet.  Adam Blythe (Tinkoff) dropped back to his team car to get a bottle and a little advice on how he should play his position to the advantage of his team leader, Peter Sagan.

This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from  This painting and all of my cycling artwork is available, along with my two cycling books (one on the 2014 Tour de France and the other on the 2015 UCI Road World World Championships) on my artist website at  To purchase this particular painting, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  And yes, international shipping is available.  But don't delay, since it is an original work of art, once it is gone, it is gone.