Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Tour, Stage 16: Another for France, Another for Alaphilippe

Julian Alaphilippe (Quick Step) had taken the first stage in the Alps.  At that point he donned the Maillot a Pois and became the first Frenchman to win a stage in the 105th Tour de France.  Today, the first day in the Pyrenees, he again took the stage.  He is the only guy to have won a stage for France, but at least they have two stage victories now.  As I looked back over these paintings from today's stage I realize that only one painting wasn't of a Quick Step rider.  But then they are the ones that dictated the stage.  Philippe Gilbert was awarded the most aggressive rider, and Alaphilippe added to his Maillot a Pois and took the stage.  It was basically a day off for the peloton and the GC riders.  Tomorrow's short hard stage must have had them not wanting to spend any extra effort today.  The Team Sky led peloton came in  Almost nine minutes behind the stage winner today.  Although it was Arnaud Demare (Groupama-FDJ) that was chased in by the broom wagon a full forty one minutes behind the stage winner.

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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