Saturday, June 11, 2016

Dauphine, Stage 5: You've Done Good

Teams bring eight riders to the Criterium du Dauphine, each with a particular job to do, each with a 'particular set of skills.'  For Tinkoff, Sergio Paulinho, his job was to set the fastest possible pace on the front of the peloton for as long as possible.  Once he had done all that he could do, he swung off the peloton and dropped back through the group.  As his teammate, Michael Valgren Andersen, road pass him he reached out and patted his exhausted friends shoulder, telling him that he had, "Done good."  Riding to the right of the pair from Tinkoff is the former winner of the Giro d'Italia, Ryder Hesjedal (Trek-Segafredo), the man with the best name in professional cycling (well first name anyway).

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.