Friday, July 15, 2016

Tour, Stage 13: Followed All of the Way

As each racer flies around the time trial course he is followed by his team car.  For the sake of the fans, the rider's name is mounted on the front of  car, along with their team (although the car is a give away there) and the flag of their country of origin (or at least where they hold their racing license).  Richie Porte, the co-leader of BMC, was not having the time trial he had hoped for.  Everyone on course was chasing the time splits of the Dutch National Time Trial Champion, Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin).  Normally, Porte, a former Australian National Time Trial Champion, would be able to lay down a great run, but the incident with the TV Moto yesterday may have taken some of the snap out of the Tasmanian's legs.  And then there is that having ridden half way around France thing...

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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