Sunday, June 12, 2016

Dauphine, Final Stage: Attack, Counter, Attack

The descent off of the Col du Noyer was like a heavy weight prize fight, each man hitting out at the other in hopes of delivering a knock out blow.  First it was Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) trying to use his descending skills to get a gap.  Then it was Chris Froome (Sky) attacking to show that he was up to the challenge of defending his Maillot Jaune.  And now it was Romain Bardet (Ag2r La Mondiale) trying to get a jump on the others, perhaps sensing that the others were beginning to tire.  Only Richie Porte (BMC) seemed to have nothing to offer in the boxing match.  You can tell by the body language of Froome, he wasn't about to let Bardet's attack succeed.

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.  This painting, along with all of my cycling art, is available through my artist website at  While you are on the site, be sure to check out my other works of art and my two cycling books.  To purchase this particular painting, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  Bear in mind that this is a one of a kind original and once it is gone, it is gone.

Be sure to check out my second cycling art book, Art of Cycling: Richmond 2015 UCI Road World Championships, available online or through your local book seller.