Saturday, July 23, 2016

Tour, Stage 20: Running Away

After a hair raising descent of the Col de la Ramez, the duo of Julian Alaphilippe (Etixx-Quickstep) and Jarlinson Pantano (IAM Cycling) rain across the wet valley floor.  The pair made it around the sharp corner onto the main road through the valley and as the rather sodden fans watched the equally soaked riders whiz past.  Those on the side of the road may be drier, umbrellas don't work well when you are trying to be aerodynamic.  Pantano already has a stage win and a second place in this Tour, fast becoming the new darling of Colombian cycling, I believe he was hoping to strike again.  Alaphilippe seems to becoming back into form after a rough mid-Tour.  I am sure he would like to be the second Frenchman to win a stage.  He did spend a couple of days in the Maillot Blanc of best young rider, but now he is over an hour off of the pace.

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%202016/2828165-149-224974/PaintingRunning%20Away%20TdF150-Greig-Leach.html#.V5Qp6LgrLIU