Tour de France 2016: Stage 8 – Pau to Bagnères-de-Luchon

Bonjour! Stage 8 took place in the heart of the Pyrenees with four Cols to conquer! The Col du Tourmalet fell victim to Thibaut Pinot and Rafael Majka but thereafter, Team Sky launched their predatory attack on the race. They caught, they passed and then in a move, that looked to be inspired by Stephen Cummings yesterday, Chris Froome powered away in the most extraordinary descent. He was amazing, his long arms and legs made him look as though he was on someone else’s bike! Quite simply, he was brilliant, taking the stage win and with it the Yellow Jersey. Familiar territory for him, can he hold on to it until Paris? It’s a long way to go! Here are my drawings:

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8 Comments on “Tour de France 2016: Stage 8 – Pau to Bagnères-de-Luchon

  1. I’m absolutely loving following your sketches of this year’s Tour, beautiful and evocative as ever! I am totally gripped by the race and am so happy about Froome taking yellow!! Keep the drawings coming, they’re great!

    Rosie | http://www.rosannahighton.wordpress.com

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    • Hi Rosanna – Thank you so much for your wonderful comments – I found Stage 9 so incredible to watch with the hail storm at the finish, I’ve made lots of images, so it’s been taking time to scan them. All being well, I’ll finish the job tomorrow. I feel a bit like Mark Cavendish hanging on at the back of the peloton! Such an enjoyable race this year – Froome is doing so well and Adam Yates too! Can’t wait for the Alps, not long now! Thanks again for your support, I really appreciate it! Best wishes, Maxine 🙂

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      • You’re welcome, your pictures are so inspiring! Yes the hail was so dramatic! Brutal! So great to have so many successful British riders, I can’t believe it. Fingers crossed for Paris! ~ Rosanna

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