Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Tour, Stage 10: Collaboration

With the rest day behind them, the boys of the peloton came back out to play on a final climb of the Pyrenees.  The tenth stage of the Tour opened with a climb up to the highest point of this year's edition of the Grand Boucle, the Port d'Envalira.  With the summit coming with just 24 kilometers covered, I didn't get to see any TV footage of the climb.  By the time coverage went live, the racers were back in France and the racing was full on.  After repeated attempts to get off the front an escape group of 15 riders managed to get off the front.  The last two to bridge across were the World Champion, Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) and the Frenchman, Samuel Dumoulin (Ag2r La Mondiale).  The pair worked well together, even so far as Dumoulin passing a bidon across to Sagan as though he was a teammate.  I guess for the moment, he was.

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%202016/2822845-66-224974/PaintingCollaboration%20TdF66-Greig-Leach.html#.V4V2yLgrLIU