Friday, July 22, 2016

Tour, Stage 19: Coming Back Together

This threesome of Rafal Majka (Tinkoff), Alexis Vuillermoz (Ag2r La Mondiale) and Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal) had pushed away from the rest of the break away while in search of the King of the Mountain points at the summit of the Col de la Forclaz Montmin.  They pressed their advantage on the descent into this beautiful valley.  Realizing that the long stretch of the valley floor could be covered quicker with the rest of the group, the three waited for those behind to catch back up.  Thomas De Gendt was the one who launched the attack hoping to catch Majka in the KOM competition, but unfortunately for the Belgium the Polish National Champion got into the group as well.  De Gendt claimed first over the first categorized, but Majka basically nullified it by taking second.  With three more climbs to go, Majka was going to have to keep a close eye on the rider from Lotto Soudal.

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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