An exciting finish saw the sprinters’ teams battle it out, but despite Sky and Katusha-Alpecin being more visible it was Orica-Scott who got the timing right. The Australian cyclist took control in the finale, with Mezgec and Ewan hitting the front just before a technical final kilometre, which included sharp turns, a narrow bridge and a cobbled finishing straight.
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In this image I have used a mixture of charcoal, oil pastel and water based oils. I wanted to keep the image loose capturing the riding rather than the details of the riders. I find the team work on these races impressive. Without the team Froome would not be in the yellow jersey. Chris Froome and the Boys
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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I think the atmosphere of the race can’t be described and here I have abstracted the riders and the spectators to give a feeling of the race.
70 x 50cm Oil painting on specialist oil paper. sold unframed
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