Cycling art, Tour de France, watercolour pen and ink painting, Triumph in the rain and mud, Lars Boom by Maxine Dodd

Bonjour! This was the stage that every fan of the Tour and every rider was dreading! Riding on the infamous cobbled pavés – torrential rain added even more danger to the cocktail. Sadly, the reigning champion’s race ended on the wet road, with two further falls. The rain hammered down all day and in marked contrast to the previous stages, the winner dragged himself over the line alone, covered in mud, but very happy. Congratulations to Lars Boom. What on earth will happen tomorrow?  Here are my drawings:

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2 responses to “Tour de France 2014: Stage 5 – Ypres to Arenberg Porte du Hainaut”

  1. sheilamanwaring Avatar

    Gosh what a day, all the rain, the cobbles and poor Chris Froome retiring. Very sad. Water colour captures it all so well.


    1. Maxine Dodd - Artist Avatar

      Thank you Sheila – very sad for Froome. Who would have thought that a flat road could do so much damage? What will tomorrow bring!


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