Monday, September 5, 2016

Tour of Britain, Stage 2: Down to Two

Steve Cummings (Dimension Data) had bridged across to the leaders, dropped all of them and all but Julian Vermote (Etixx-Quickstep) of the leaders' group.  Cummings usually goes solo to the line when he wins a stage, but he welcomed the help of Vermote in getting away from everyone else.  The two quickly put forty seconds between themselves and the rest of those on the road.  So with just three kilometers left to race the winner was sure to be one of these two.  Spoiler alert!  It was Vermote who had the legs on the final short climb to claim the win and the Yellow Jersey.  Cummings held on for second and now sits second on the general classification.

I wasn't satisfied (nor all that interested) in the victory salute as Vermote crossed the line, so this has to do for the painting of his win.

This is a small watercolors and ink painting measuring just 4"x6" and was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from  This painting and all of my Olympics artwork will be available through my artist website at  To purchase this particular painting just follow the direct link at the end of this post.

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