Sunday, July 24, 2016

Tour, Final Stage: A Bit of a Gap

As it usually goes on the Champs Elysees, as soon as one escape was brought back to the peloton another one goes.  First to go off on his own was Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) not the first time in the Tour he has left the peloton behind.  Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) road across the gap to join forces with the Kazakhstan and together the pair built on their advantage over the peloton.  While I have enjoyed all the vistas that have played across my television screen during the Tour, I am always thrilled to see Paris a city I have visited five times since I was a teenager.  I admit, I would much rather be walking the streets now than sitting in Richmond, Virginia.  My love of bike racing started when I purchase my first cycling magazine in Paris, Eddy Merckx was on the cover.

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 www.greigleach.com.  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.

Be sure to check out my second cycling art book, Art of Cycling: Richmond 2015 UCI Road World Championships, available online or through your local book seller.

To buy this painting, follow this link:

http://www.greigleach.com/large-multi-view/Tour%20de%20France%202016/2828514-160-224974/PaintingA%20Bit%20of%20a%20Gap%20TdF161-Greig-Leach.html#.V5Vew7grLIU