Tour de France 2015: Stage 2 – Utrecht to Zélande

Bonjour and Hallo!  The second stage of this year’s Tour continued through Holland following a course set to suit the sprinters. The only catch? The weather! The presence of windmills and turbines in the landscape gave testimony to the power of the wind which blew and blew throughout the stage. It was by turn, sunny, wet, misty and sunny again, yet, in spite of this, the route was lined with great numbers of people encouraging the riders. The race itself reached its climax with an incredible dash to the line by four of the best riders in the field, Mark Cavendish, Peter Sagan, Fabian Cancellara and the immense Andre Greipel, who judged his timing perfectly to take the win, while Cancellara took the Yellow Jersey. Quite a day! Here are my drawings:

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  1. I love these! Do you really just do them off the telly…? I had visions of you following them throughout France!

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    1. I would love to follow them round France but have responsibilities at home, it simply isn’t feasible for me at present. But in all honesty, the view from the roadside is so brief and I’m short, so I couldn’t get the view to be honest. One day, I’ll get a ride on the back of one of the motorbikes and see everything close at hand! Glad you like them though 😀

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  2. Wonderful artwork!!

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    1. Bless you! 😀

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  3. That “wet and windy” sums it up, with the dark brooding colours.

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    1. Thank you 😀

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  4. Dominant gray and yet always so much liveliness and contrasts that dazzles our eyes and makes us much good . Beautiful harmony of colors , as usual

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    1. Wonderful comment, thank you very much! 😀

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