Sunday, June 12, 2016

Dauphine, Final Stage: Froome's Answer

Alberto Contador's (Tinkoff) attack of the main contenders on the ascent of the Col du Noyer gain him a few seconds to begin with, but Chris Froome (Sky) had the answer.  Froome was isolated by Contador's efforts, but he still had the legs to go around the former holder of the Maillot Jaune.  Richie Porte (BMC) and Romain Bardet (Ag2r La Mondiale) were distanced by the attacks, but they are quickly pulling themselves back into contention.  It is beginning to feel like there may be no way to upset the very top slot of the General Classification.  There is still one climb left in this year's Dauphine and the finish is at its summit.  At this point it isn't looking like all of the efforts of Etixx-Quickstep are going to pay any dividends.

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.