Thursday, June 9, 2016

Dauphine, Stage 4: Leaving the Others Behind

Maxime Bouet (Etixx-Quickstep) proves the old axiom that the third time is the charm.  This was the third time Bouet had attack his break away companions, 'Frederik Veuchelen (Wnaty-Groupe Govert) and Bryan Naulleau (Direct Energie).  Each time Veuchelen was able to chase the fleeing Frenchman down.  However this time, Bouet finally broke the elastic that held him to his compatriots.  With just thirty seconds on the closing peloton, it may be a little late to go on the solo flyer.  However, it was about the same point in the race yesterday when Fabio Aru (Astana) pulled of the same feet successfully.

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.