Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Tour, Stage 17: Putting in the First Move

Tony Gallopin (Lotto Soudal) had little time to enjoy the breath taking views of the Swiss Alps as he jumped away from his erstwhile break away companions.  They all knew that someone would attack on the penultimate climb of the day up the Col de la Forclaz.  It was the Frenchman on the Belgium team who opened up the attacks.  Catching his move from the back of the TV moto, the camera man managed to get his fellow video artiste in the frame.  It is stunning to see the camera men standing on the backs of the motorcycles, completely trusting their drivers to keep them safe.  The drivers in turn have to avoid the cyclists, the fans and counter balance the contortions of their charges all to bring us this amazing footage of every kilometer of the race.  In the heat, the riders will oft times unzip their jersey in an effort to stay cool.  In so doing, they reveal just how pale their chests are, particularly compared to the bronzed arms.

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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