Sunday, June 12, 2016

Dauphine, Stage 6: Left to Chase

The reduced peloton lead by Mikel Landa, Sergio Henao and the Yellow Jersey of Chris Froome was gaining on those up the road.  At least, they were until Romain Bardet launched his final attack.  Froome knew that he had a minute and 52 seconds on the Frenchman riding for Ag2r, but he had to keep chasing.  Tucked onto Froome's wheel were the three riders just behind him on the General Classification, and they were riding in the placing order as well.  Richie Porte (BMC), Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) and Dan Martin (Etixx-Quickstep) all shared Froome's desire to pull back the brown and pale blue clad Bardet.  The slopes of Meribel were stacking up to deliver the excitement everyone was expecting on the penultimate stage of the 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.