Friday, July 22, 2016

Tour, Stage 19: I've Got This

Astana definitely went out of the neutral section of the 19th stage with a plan in mind.  First they made sure that they got one of their men into the break away.  Next on the climb up the Col de la Forclaz Queige, they put the rest of the team on the front of the already reduced peloton.  The entire team was riding in hopes of moving their leader, Fabio Aru up the leader board.  Andriy Grivko was laying down a hard pace trying to put the hurt on those behind them, but ahead of Aru on the General Classification.  His pace was so intense that Diego Rosa came up along side and gave him the "slow it down" gesture.  Grivko reached over, but his hand on the Italian's back and seemed to say, "I got this.  I'll do my job you do yours."  As Grivko pushed on, Rosa gave him the Italian equivalent of  the finger.  But the team stayed on the Ukrainian's wheel.  With just today and tomorrow to race prior to arriving in Paris, it was now or never to shoot for the podium.

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 www.greigleach.com.  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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