Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Tour, Stage 11: Catching Back On

As I said, this stage has been plagued by little crashes, nothing serious, but enough to catch riders out.  Tejay van Garderen (BMC) managed to get stopped as several riders went down over a speed bump in a small town.  The bump in the road was right before a sharp right hand turn and the braking for the turn, the compression of the peloton through the bend and the lump in the road sent a few riders to the ground.  It was painful to watch Rafal Majka (Tinkoff) flip over his handlebars.  It seems the speed bump and too much pressure on the front break had the Polish National Champion landing hard on his chest.  Van Garderen was quickly brought back up to the tail of the peloton by one of his hardworking domestiques, Marcus Burghardt.

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.

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