Thursday, July 7, 2016

Tour, Stage 6: Making It Three

Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) was wise to have saved his energy back in Montbezans.  He had the legs to come around Marcel Kittel (Etixx-Quickstep) and Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) as well as holding off both Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) and Daniel McLay (Fortuneo Vital Concept).  Apparently the time that Cavendish has spent on the track has revived his sprinting prowess of old.  There have been five group sprints in this Tour and Cav has claimed three of them!  Sagan's sixth place finish meant that not only did Cavendish take the stage, he also reclaimed the Maillot Vert!  In fact, Sagan has now dropped to third in that competition,  I believe that he has never lost the Green Jersey once he pulled it on in any of his previous Tours.  It seems as though nothing is going to go to script in this Tour de France.

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.

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