Friday, January 20, 2017

Tour Down Under Stage 4: The Last One Away

Jack Bauer (Quickstep) knows more than most the possible heart break of a break away effort  He was one of two riders in the 2014 Tour de France who had ridden a 200 kilometer plus break only to be caught 20 meters from the line in the city of Nimes  It left him in tears but not without the heart to try and try again  With just 15 kilometers left to go he dropped his final break companion and raced down Cuddle Creek gorge in hopes of not repeating history  Alas he was not to erase the taste of 2014 but was going to be swallow whole by the sprinters with just 3 kilometers left to race  At least he couldn't see the finish line when he was caught this time

For the record - my computer has decided that I don't really need periods on commas anymore

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 www.richesonart.com.  This painting and all of my Olympics artwork will be available through my artist website at www.greigleach.com.  To purchase this particular painting just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  It is only $75 USD and international shipping is available.

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