Sunday, June 12, 2016

Dauphine, Final Stage: Fast & Efficient

Stephen Cummings (Dimension Data) traded his normal back of the peloton hang out for being way off the front today.  Cummings has been seeking a stage win all week and saw today as the day the leaders would watch each other and perhaps ignore a solo attack.  The Brit went off on his own with over 50 kilometers left to race.  Fortunately for him, he read the race correctly, given how far down in the General Classification he was, no one in the top ten was interested in putting in a serious chase. They were far more concerned about each other.

Cummings is using the rather precarious "super tuck" to make himself as aerodynamic as possible.  This seems really dicey to me, but I don't spend anywhere near the time in the saddle that these guys do.

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.