Saturday, June 11, 2016

Dauphine, Stage 5: Attacking the Jerseys

As if reading off the same script as the announcer for the US broadcast, Chris Froome was the next Team Sky rider to attack the peloton.  Froome's move was quickly joined by the Yellow Jersey of Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) and the Polka Dot Jersey of Richie Porte (BMC), although technically, the Polka Dot Jersey belongs to Contador as well.  The third rider to go with the acceleration was Romain Bardet (Ag2r La Mondiale).  Early, Froome had been feigning having a bad day, a trick once employed by Lance Armstrong, let's hope that is the only trick of Armstrong's that Froome copying.

Off camera on the earlier climbs, Daniel Teklehaimanet (Dimension Data) had amassed enough KOM points to claim the Polka Dot Jersey for himself, regards of the outcome at the summit in Vaujany.

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.