Monday, May 20, 2019

Amgen ToC, Final Stage: Flying to the Line

I admitt that I don't watch every race around the world, so I don't think I have ever heard Cees Pol's (Sunweb) name before.  But, I will know it now.  Pol was able to better the famous Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) to the line, as well as the rest of the peloton.  His outstretched arms reminded me of an airplane coming in for a landing, given his speed, it must have been a jet he was channeling.  Sagan's Tour of California was a great success even if he didn't take a sprint jersey at the end of the Tour.  Seconds later, Tadej Podgadar (UAE Team Emirates) crossed the line with arms aloft, celebrating his over all Tour of California victory.  He is now the youngest winner of the Tour of California, and of any Pro Tour race ever.  All at the tender young age of twenty.  Chapeau!

This is the final painting for the seven days of racing through California.  I will be back painting the Criterium de Dauphine and then the Grand Buclee - the Tour de France.  Thanks for reading.  Remember, all of this artwork is for sale!

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.

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