Friday, July 22, 2016

Tour, Stage 19: Trying Again

Richie Porte (BMC) had been the only GC contender to be able to put attacks into his former teammate, Chris Froome (Team Sky).  He had gone early on the final climb of the day and been pulled back by the powerful Sky train.  Put knowing that Froome had been one of those to crash before the base of the climb, Porte felt he could get some distance.  Plus he had started the day thinking he could pull back the three seconds from Romain Bardet (Ag2r La Mondiale), however, Bardet was leading everyone up the road.  At long last, Nairo Quintana (Movistar) found the legs to put in an attack of his own.  The Colombian was also riding in fear of the Frenchman up the road.  His countrymen along the course were going wild to see their man on the offensive.

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.

To buy this painting, follow this link:

http://www.greigleach.com/large-multi-view/Tour%20de%20France%202016/2827779-142-224974/PaintingTrying%20Again%20TdF143-Greig-Leach.html#.V5LH1LgrLIU