Saturday, June 11, 2016

Dauphine, Stage 6: Pushing Through the Pain

With Ag2r La Mondiale on the front of the break pushing the pace up the Montee des Frasses, Ben Hermans (BMC) was pushing through the pain.  This group that also included Jurgen van den Broeck (Katusha) where on their fourth climb of the day, that included a Catagory 2, two Catagory 1's and an Haute Catagory.  There was still the final ascent up the Catagory climb of Mirabel to finish the day.  Hermans was hoping to be well placed to help his team leader, Richie Porte on the final ascent of Stage 6.

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.