Thursday, July 14, 2016

Tour, Stage 12: The Back of the Front

It is quite a bit of a shock to see a sprinter out in the break away on a mountain stage.  Stranger still is to see two off the front.  By the time this was painted, on the way up the second climb of the day, the Col des Trois Termes, Bryan Coquard (Direct Energie) had already slipped off the back.  When I first saw Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) behind the referees car, I assumed he was going to be the next to go.  Instead, he was chasing back onto the group having been back to his team car for a bidon and a chat.  By being up in the front group, Greipel was able to compete for some Green Jersey points, although he is way behind the Maillot Vert of Peter Sagan (Tinkoff).

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.

To buy this painting, follow this link:

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