Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Tour, Stage 5: Three Names

Frustrated with the pace and cooperation going on in the early nine man break, these three, Andriy Grivko (Astana), Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal) and Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) jumped away from their erstwhile fellow escapees.  This trio quickly opened up a gap on their former compatriots, but more importantly they quickly added another three minutes to their lead over the peloton.  It was a little odd that the race favorites let these strong riders build such a big lead. The gap grew to over fifteen minutes before those behind decided that enough was enough.

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%202016/2819854-27-224974/PaintingThree%20Names%20TdF27-Greig-Leach.html#.V32Bx7grLIU