Sunday, March 5, 2017

Paris Nice Stage 1 Pushing Their Advantage

Before the race came on TV the major move had already happened  Racing in the flat open roads outside of Paris the crosswinds had played a decisive part in what was billed as a day for the sprinters  The early break was caught by a group that contained some sprinters and some overall hopefuls but not all of either  Most notably missing the move where Alberto Contador (Trek Segafredo) Richie Porte (BMC) and Romain Bardet (Ag2r La Mondiale)  More importantly it was Philippe Gilbert (Quickstep) along with most of his team that drove the pace on the head of the race  Lotto Soudal - sporting some new colors from earlier in the season - were well represented as well with Tosh Van Der Sande doing the work for the rest of the team

I apologize for the lack of punctuation but the gremlins are still denying me periods commas semi-colons and question marks  Perhaps I will devise a work around before the race reaches the Mediterranean Sea

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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