Saturday, January 21, 2017

Tour Down Under Stage 5: Down by the Shore

This stage always offers quite a bit of variety in scenery for the riders to work too hard to see  The route takes the peloton through the vineyards of Snapper Point out to the coast and then up one of the longest climbs near Adelaide  As the four man break swings down along the coastal road the helicopter was showing shots of a large pod of dolphins playing in the bright blue waters of the Southern Ocean  Jack Bauer (Quickstep) is sporting the red bib numbers of the most competitive rider from his efforts in yesterday's stage.  He was given the honor again today for this effort  He is being lead along the coast by Jeremy Maison (FDJ) - just out of frame - Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal) and Will Clarke (Cannondale-Drapac)  I wonder if a dip in the cool waters crossed any of their minds

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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.  It is only $75 USD and international shipping is available.