Sunday, July 3, 2016

Tour, Stage 2: Quick Change

Each team has two team cars trailing the peloton (or the break if they have a man up there) ready to aid their riders in whatever way necessary.  Geraint Thomas (Sky) had been driving the pace at the front of the peloton until he had a front wheel puncture (flat tire).  As he dropped back through the peloton, he radio his car letting them know what he needed.  Once the pair joined up on the road, the mechanic was able to jump out of the car with the correct wheel, quickly sending Thomas on his way back through the convoy of team cars.

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.

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