La Course by Le Tour de France 2015: Paris Champs-Élysées

Bonjour! La Course at Le Tour de France is a new women’s race initiated last year to great acclaim. It precedes the final stage of the men’s Tour and provides exciting racing on the Champs-Élysées. The racers include the best in the world today (including some from the Women’s Tour in Kettering only a few weeks ago). The conditions were simply awful! The rain was torrential and the roads treacherous. The sprint to the finish saw the win for Anna van der Breggen, a worthy winner. This was an outstanding race, amazing to see.  Here are my drawings:

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  1. rosannahighton

    I am completely in love with these illustrations!! I watched every stage of the Tour this year and loved the whole thing and I am also a huge fan of watercolour + ink drawings so these for me are the most wonderful thing. I love the sketchy, fluid style, you capture the movement so well!! Excellent work!

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    1. Fantastic! The race was brilliant wasn’t it? Glad you like the drawings, thank you! 😀


  2. Wonderful depiction of the energy held by hands on handlebars…and watercolour brushes!!!!

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    1. Bless you! Thanks very much! 😀


  3. Me gusta tu inmediatez al plasmar la esencia de las cosas en este caso una carrera tan importante.tus dibujos son maravillosos

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    1. Muchas gracias! Thank you for lovely comment 😀


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