Saturday, July 23, 2016

Tour, Stage 20, What's the Point?

Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) went in the early break and was the first to arrive at the intermediate sprint.  As the break arrived at the 500 m to go, Michael Matthews (Orica-BikeExchange) jumped out in a full gas sprint.  Matthews looked behind to see if he would beat the Maillot Vert to the line, only to see him chatting with Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal).  Sagan has the Points Competition in hand so there was no real point in sprinting out for maximum points when he could take second place and have almost the same extra points without the extra effort.  Sagan has now set a record points total for the third consecutive time in the Tour de France.  It is possible that Sagan is in the break for another reason.  Either he is riding for his teammate Romain Kreuziger, or he is training for the Rio Olympics.  It is reported that he will be competing in the mountain bike races and leaving his road bike at home.

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%202016/2828148-146-224974/PaintingWhat's%20the%20Point?%20TdF146-Greig-Leach.html#.V5QIgrgrLIU