Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Tour, Stage 17: Here We Go!

Attacks were expected from the very start of the shortest road stage of the Tour from the moment the racers got the green light.  Without a neutralized start and right on to the first climb of the day most thought it would be a general classification race from the get-go.  Instead it wasn't until the base of the final climb, the Col du Portet that the first move was made.  The first to go was Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates) who was quickly countered by Nairo Quintana (Movistar).  Both riders have had bad luck in the first week of the Tour, and both were much lower down on the general classification than they had hoped and that their talent would leave us all to suspect.  Behind them, Geraint Thomas (Sky) lifted the pace to chase.  The rest of the his team kept their usual tempo, and Thomas soon joined them.  The attacking duo was too far down to effect them, so Sky was going to force others to chase.

You can watch this painting, along with one painting from every stage of the Tour thus far, come to life on my You Tube Channel.  I hope you will watch, give it a thumbs up, and become a subscriber.  I talk about the Tour, bike racing and how to create interesting and vibrant watercolors as I draw and paint this piece of live artwork.

This is a small 4x6 inch original watercolor painting that is available though my website at, 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 The work sells for $75 plus shipping. And yes, international shipping is available.!--T18-89.html

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