Friday, June 10, 2016

Dauphine, Stage 4: A Power Sprint

The uphill sprint was tailor made for the power sprinter from Team Dimension Data, Marcus Burghardt.  The Norwegian Champion was thrilled to raise his arm in a victory salute as he claimed his first stage victory in the 68th Criterium du Dauphine.  Out of the frame of this painting was the wearer of the White Jersey of Best Young Rider, Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx-Quickstep) who finished second on the stage.  Finishing out the podium placings was the Green Jerseyed Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis), who was less than pleased with his result.  Alas, Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) was washed away along with the South African, Daryl Impey (Orica-GreenEdge).

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.