Thursday, July 7, 2016

Tour, Stage 6: New Colors at the Front

Direct Energie riding for their sprinter, Bryan Coquard, changed the colors at the front of the peloton.  With just over twenty five kilometer until the sprint in Moutauban, the French team wanted to make sure that no one went on a long attack.  It is a pleasant change to see their black and yellow kit on the front after years of seeing the black and blue of either Team Sky or Etixx-Quickstep depending on how lumpy the roads were.  It does seem a little early to wind up the lead out train, but it is the team captain, Thomas Voeckler who is doing the long hard pull on the front.  What better way for a leader to lead than to get out on the front and bury himself for his teammate?

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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