Friday, July 22, 2016

Tour, Stage 19, Going on Alone

Rui Costa (Lampre-Merida) had been with Pierre Rolland (Cannondale-Drapac) but when the Frenchman crashed on a wet corner, the former World Champion had to simply press on with his attack.  Costa won the World Championships in a driving rain storm, so this is certainly not his first time racing in the rain.  As Costa descended the Col de Domancy (the climb that had greeted those competing in the Individual Time Trial the day before), he must have been aware of the crashes that were happening all over the road behind.  Costa look sure to make it to the base of the final climb alone.  The question is, will he still be alone at the top?  Trust the Italian team, Lampre-Merida, to have the most colorful kit in the peloton.  It certainly is my favorite.

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.

Be sure to check out my second cycling art book, Art of Cycling: Richmond 2015 UCI Road World Championships, available online or through your local book seller.

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