Monday, July 18, 2016

Tour, Stage 16: On Swiss Roads

Today the peloton crossed over the French border into Switzerland.  I had hoped to catch the riders zooming pass the border guards, but alas, I am restricted to what the French broadcasters provide.  Maybe some day I will be able to use the raw footage every day and have a wider selection of what to paint.  Instead, I thought this was a wonderful image of the peloton speeding along on the wide smooth roads of the Fribourg Canton.  When my older son was in high school, he spent his junior year living in the town of Fribourg, so it is a treat to see the Tour on some of the same roads.  I am sure that Fabrice Jeandesboz (Direct Energie) and Tony Gallopin (Lotto Soudal) couldn't believe the speed that was required to bring the break away back.  A break away that contained both Julian Alaphilippe and Tony Martin of Etixx-Quickstep.  So much for being able to enjoy the scenery!

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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