Saturday, July 23, 2016

Tour, Stage 20: Reversing His Luck

Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) had a rather rough second day in the Alps losing his hard won second place overall.  Mollema missed a turn on the final descent of the day, and then when trying to make up the lost time, he went down on a corner.  With the lost time from the incidents and the pain from the fall, he lost minutes on the others who had been behind him at the start of the day.  Feeling better although still trying to make up lost time, he attacked on the soggy roads of the Col de Joux Plane.  While the reflections on the water logged roads where rather pretty, I am sure Mollema and everyone else would have preferred boring dry roads instead.  The rain did nothing to reduce the enthusiasm of the fans along the side of the road.

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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