Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tour, Stage 10: No Clowning Around

I couldn't resist this one.  I just couldn't.  I am looking forward to seeing the Devil in the coming days, but this clown seemed like a great metaphor for what everyone expected to happen to Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) today.  Van Avermaet wasn't clowning around in the Maillot Jaune today, even if the cycling fans in yellow was.  As he climbed the fabled Col de la Colombiere he was still more than three minutes ahead of the peloton, so instead of losing his jersey, he will end the day gaining another 3 minutes on all of the general classification guys.  He may be reliving the Frenchman, Thomas Voeckler's defiance of expectation in the Pyrennes when he helf of Lance Armstrong for three days in the mountains.  Voekler held the jersey for 12 days that year, let's see if Van Avermaet can do the same.  Regardless, he is not joking about just how good of a bike racer he is. 

This is a small 4x6 inch original watercolor painting that is available though my website at www.greigleach.com, or you can simply follow the direct link at the end of this post.  Since it is an original it is first come first served.  The painting was created using Yarka St Petersburg watercolors from Richesonart.com. The work sells for $75 plus shipping. And yes, international shipping is available.


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