Sunday, July 10, 2016

Tour, Stage 8: Dangling Off the Back

With Team Sky and Movistar pushing a vicious pace up the final big climb of the day, many riders have already been dispatch off the back.  As they neared the final summit of the day, the Col de Peyresourde, Warren Barguil (Giant Alpecin) dangled off of the back of the elite group.  Barguil was yet another of the GC contenders that was on equal time with so many of the others.  He did have the advantage of knowing that the finish line was not at the summit of the Cat 1 climb, but back down in the valley.  The finishing town of Bagneres de Luchon was almost 14 kilometers from the final peak of the day.  Just ahead of the stuggling Frenchman was Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha).

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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