Friday, July 15, 2016

Tour, Stage 13: A Hell of an Effort

As if Laurens Ten Dam (Giant-Alpecin) didn't know that he was suffering on the road to Le Pont d'Luc.  He had the Devil, aka Didi Stenft, jumping up and down on the side of the as he scaled a climb on the way.  Much has been discussed about the behavior of fans yesterday, and how it effects the racing.  Stenft has been a fixture of the Tour for years, never impeding the racers.  One of the complaints yesterday was about the fans who dress up, making the passing of the race about them.  The Devil is an example of how to be seen, and still be a positive part of the Tour de France experience.  It should be noted that the Devil is not trying to film himself and tweet it out to the world (although he does have a twitter account).

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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