Sunday, July 17, 2016

Tour: Stage 15: Looking for the Summit

The original successful break of the day was comprised of up to thirty riders, but the repetitive climbs dwindle that number down rather quickly.  On the other end of the break, the leaders kept changing.  By the time the front of the race started up the Haute Catagorie climb up the Grand Colombier, it was Rafal Majka (Tinkoff) back on the front along with the Russian on the Russian team, Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha).  The pair worked their way through the throngs of fans along the road.  However, unlike Mont Ventoux on Bastille Day, the crowd left enough room for the race to pass unmolested.  All though some less than kind things may have been shouted, but the relative composure seems to have returned to the sides of the road.

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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