Tour de France 2016: Stage 4 – Saumur to Limoges

Bonjour! Stage 4 continued the theme of Stage 3, this was really the longest route of the Tour through luscious countryside and warm sunshine. The route was suited to the sprinters but held a twist at the end, with an unclassified climb. This suited the bigger riders and again we saw another remarkable sprint finish – even closer than yesterday, ‘A cat’s whisker’ said the delighted winner, Marcel Kittel. Fantastic!  Here are my drawings:

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  1. Beautiful images 🙂

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    1. You are most kind! Have a great Friday!

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  2. Reblogged this on CyclingEurope.org and commented:
    These evoke memories of cycling in the area of Saumur last year en route to Nordkapp…

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  3. I like the way your paintings get more and more impressionistic with the sunshine.

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    1. Thanks, I think the sunshine brings that out. I love the way the French Impressionists summer paintings seem to glow with the warmth of the sunshine – I try to do the same with mine – and when the Tour reaches the south, the beautiful Mediterranean blues and turquoises come into the picture… So inspiring! Thanks once more! 🙂

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  4. Wonderful drawings! I love your work so much. I also love the new theme you’re using. Very nice. 😀

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    1. Bless you Jackie! Thanks very much. I like this theme because it shows every single post I’ve ever done – warts and all as Oliver Cromwell said! I can’t believe that this is the fifth anniversary of my blog ‘Racing Lines’ – it’s been so great to do and I’m still hooked! 🙂

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