Sunday, July 10, 2016

Tour, Stage 8: Testing the Legs

Once his final teammate had to swing off, Chris Froome (Sky) made the attack that everyone was waiting for.  Using the steepest section of the Col de Peyresourde, the two time champion of the Tour, put in one of his signatures accelerations.  This time his main rivals, Nairo Quintana (Movistar), Dan Martin (Etixx-Quickstep) and Tejay van Garderen (BMC) amongst others, were up for the challenge, quickly reigning the leader of  Team Sky in.  Perhaps Froome was just repeating the effort of gaining some King of the Mountain points as he had done on the previous climb.  Froome had won both the Maillot Jaune and the Maillot a Pois last year, could he be trying to repeat the feat again this year?

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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