Saturday, July 2, 2016

Tour, Stage 1: First Points of the Tour

Bora-Argon 18 played a perfect race strategy putting two of their riders into the break that started as soon as racing was underway.  With a duo, Jan Barta and Paul Voss could use each other to get away to claim the first King of the Mountain points of the 103rd Tour de France.  It was Voss who jumped away from his teammate and Leigh Howard (IAM Cycling) to claim the first points for the Polka Dot Jersey (and the second climb, as well).  The effort bared fruit for the Pro Continental team with Voss pulling on the first Maillot Pois on Utah Beach.

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.

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.