Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Daupine, Stage 3: Hoping to Stay Away

Once the peloton had reeled in the escape of Tony Martin (Etixx-Quickstep), it was Fabio Aru's (Astana) turn to have a go at a long solo effort to the line.  Aru was joined by Mikel Landa (Sky) and a rider from Lotto Soudal, but neither had the strength to hold onto the Italian's wheel.  Aru didn't not have the best Prologue, so he is a ways back on the overall general classification, but he certainly felt the basically down hill run to the finish suit his bike handling skills.  It takes a rather strong dose of fearlessness to race at this level, so have an extra share.

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.