Saturday, July 2, 2016

Tour, Stage 1: Changing Shoes

I am sure that half of Spain's hearts were in their throats when Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) over cooked a corner and wiped out over a traffic median.  The three time winner of the Tour took quite a bit of skin off of his shoulder and apparently messed up his cleats in the bargain.  As he replaced his cleats with a back up pair from the team car, I was reminded of the 101st Tour when he road another 15 kilometers after a crash (he changed cleats then as well) only to pull out of the race with a broken tibia.  Contrador was steadied by his teammate, Matteo Tosatto, has he replaced his damaged cleats at 30 kilometers per hour.

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.

This is one of the paintings that you can see being created on my live videos at