Saturday, June 11, 2016

Dauphine, Stage 5: Dropping Them All

The only man able to follow the accelerations of Chris Froome (Team Sky) was his former teammate, Richie Porte (BMC).  The pair having left Alberto Contador behind, knew that one of them would be the new leader of the 68th Criterium du Dauphine.  Froome started the day two seconds ahead of Porte, so Porte had do take the stage and the 10 second bonus.  Unfortunately for the Aussie, he wasn't able to shake the lanky Brit and finally was unable to hold tight to the carbon wheels of his adversary.  Froome claimed the stage and the leader's jersey while Porte is left in second place without his borrowed Polka Dot Jersey looking to try and gain back seven seconds on his former teammate.  Contador dropped to third, now a full 27 seconds in arrears.

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.