Tour de France stage 9

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An eventful stage 9 of the 104th Tour de France saw the victory of Colombia’s Rigoberto Uran in Chambéry after a fierce battle in three Hors-Category climbs. In a 6-man sprint including yellow jersey holder Chris Froome, the Cannondale-Drapac rider took his revenge over Frenchman Warren Barguil who deprived him of a highly awaited success in stage 16 of the 2013 Vuelta a España at Aramon-Formigal. Robert Gesink, Geraint Thomas and Richie Porte successively abandoned after different falls.

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Kittel makes it two in Troyes -TDF2017

Vesoul / Troyes I drew the winner of the first sprint Marcel Kittel in Liege. He repeated the feat in stage 6 to make it two in Troyes. It was a very different scenario this time as the German, perfectly led-out by his team, surged in the last 150 metres. I have homered him in oils today. I kept the image loose and fast too show the dynamic nature of the race. The blurred background would not be important and the other riders fade away.Oil Painting on specialist oil paper. 50 x 70cm sold unframed and dispatched in a tube https://garthbayley.co.uk/collections/cycling/products/kittel-makes-it-two-in-troyes-_-tour-de-france-stage-6

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Source: Kittel makes it two in Troyes -TDF2017

Solo Victory stage 5 Tour de France

Astana’s Fabio Aru soloed to victory at La Planche des belles filles. He has taken this crown from Froome who now wears the yellow jersey. I really loved the blue and felt pen and ink wouldn’t do it justice so have worked in my favourite medium of oils lathering on the paint wth a pallet knife. First I filled in the sky and then worked on the details. I have made it available on my website even tough its still wet so it will take longer for delivery.

 

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Source: Solo Victory stage 5 Tour de France

From Bratwurst to Escargot

The Tour of France is starting tomorrow and I’ll be documenting the journey again.The race for has it all from mountains to time trials but for me best bits are when there is the human interaction. This could be a cow in the road, the spectators waving flags or the devils in lycra, or the wining moments of the greats. I just love how involved everybody is! Its more than a race.Here are some artworks previous years

Source: From Bratwurst to Escargot