Monday, July 4, 2016

Tour, Stage 3: All by Himself

I doubt that Armindo Fonseca (Fortuneo Vital Concept) planned to take on a solo breakaway attempt.  He jumped out from the peloton just as the racing got underway, assuming that some others would go with him.  Fortuneo Vital Concept has put a different rider into each break away thus far in the 103rd Tour de France, although this was the first solo effort.  Here, Fonseca is being informed that he has six minutes and 55 seconds by the LCL sponsored slate board.  The peloton behind was welcoming the relative day off and let the local born Frenchman ride off the front while they tooled along at a pace that I might even be able to manage (although not for over 223 kilometers).

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.