Thursday, July 14, 2016

Tour, Stage 12: Man to Man

At this point on the slightly shorten climb up Mont Ventoux these two guys were off the front of the early break of the day.  It was beginning to look like the rarity of the break succeeding all of the way to the finish would happen for the second time in the 103rd Tour de France.  Unfortunately for the French fans, neither Serge Pauwels (Dimension Data) nor Daniel Navarro (Cofidis) were French, but Cofidis is a French team, so for now, it will have to do.  Yo-yoing being this duo was the other Belgium rider from the break, Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal).  De Gendt had come up short on the other successful break of this Tour, but was rewarded with claiming the Maillot a Pois on that day.  Should he managed to catch and pass these two, he would reclaim that jersey, becoming the King of the Mountains.

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.

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