Friday, July 8, 2016

Tour, Stage 7: Toiling Up the Aspin

These three, Daryl Impey (Orica-BikeExchange), Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) and David Navarro (Cofidis) were toiling up the Col d'Aspin after one man up the road.  The trio seemed unable to close the gap to Steve Cummings (Dimension Data) just as Nibali was unable to shake the other two off of his wheel.  It was becoming clear that the former winner of the Tour, had left to much energy on the roads of Italy on his way to winning the Giro d'Italia just forty days ago.  The stretch of road seemed to leave no place for fans to stand, so this looks just a bit forlorn.  Although not as forlorn as I suspect as Nibali's emotional state in being unable to claim the stage.

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.

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