Thursday, June 9, 2016

Dauphine, Stage 4: On to the Bell Lap

The break away was the first to hear the bell ringing for the start of the 30 kilometer circuit around the town of Belley.  It was Frederick Veuchelen (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) who lead the break out onto the single lap.  The riders will all have a chance to preview the small rise up to the finishing line prior to having to sprint for the stage win.  The climb will open the door for a puncheur to get a jump on the traditional sprinters.  It is the kind of finale that would be perfect for the talents of Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) but alas, he isn't racing this Criterium du Dauphine.

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.