Tour de France 2016: Stage 9 – Vielha Val d’Aran to Andorre Arcalis

Bonjour! Stage 9 was a magical stage – for me at least – maybe less so for those riding it! I’ve always loved the Pyrenees, love it when the Tour nips over the border to Spain and Andorra is a special place for my husband and me. This visit was exceptional – a stage of two halves – extreme heat, blazing sunshine, followed by an almighty hailstorm at the close – sol y sombra and more! Both conditions provided great images to capture. In the race itself, Alberto Contador was the notable retirement (there haven’t been many thankfully), Team Sky and BMC were dominant with Chris Froome retaining Yellow and there’s a great race building for Adam Yates in second place. Dan Martin put a great bid in the rain but the stage was taken brilliantly by Tom Dumoulin. An amazing day! Here are my drawings:

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  1. […] via Tour de France 2016: Stage 9 – Vielha Val d’Aran to Andorre Arcalis — Maxine Dodd: Racing line… […]

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  2. I am continually in awe of your work and the spirit you capture with color and line. Absolutely beautiful art! Can’t wait for tomorrow’s stage at Mont Ventoux!

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    1. Gosh! That’s a lovely thing to say, thank you so much! I can’t wait for Mont Ventoux either, such a strange landscape, almost lunar! Should be another incredible day! 😄🚵

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  3. Sheree

    As always really enjoying your work which beautifully conveys the magnificent pageant that is the Tour de France.

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    1. Sheree, thank you so much! Lovely to hear from you! Isn’t this Tour shaping up well? I’m enjoying it so much, surprises every day! It’s great too that there haven’t been too many retirements and mercifully, not too many crashes either. Mont Ventoux should be tremendous tomorrow – can’t wait! Enjoy it too, have a brilliant time, best wishes, Maxine 😄

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  4. Love the one in the rain (the first one) and the lone blue guy. Really conveys wet!

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    1. Thanks so much! 🙂

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