Sunday, July 10, 2016

Tour, Stage 8: The Big Surprise

Chris Froome (Sky) surprised them all, myself included.  I have watch him struggle on mountain descents even spilling on occasion.  Apparently, he had spent some time improving his abilities.  It should be noted that he has competed on mountain bikes in the past.  Froome was able to hold of those chasing from behind, and due to his 17 second victory added to his 10 second time bonus, he now has the Maillot Jaune (yet again) with a 16 second lead on his closest rival, Adam Yates (Orica-BikeExchange) and a full 27 seconds on those that are considered the biggest threat to his Jersey in Paris.  With a mountain top finish tomorrow before leaving the Pyrenees, it will be interesting to see how the others try to counter Froome's surprise.

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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