Hello and bonjour! The last day before the start of this year’s Tour de France and another post of some of my favourite images over the years inspired by this great race.
This first set shows the organism that is the peloton, weaving its way through the landscape. Chasing down, pulling back, from every view, the peloton is great to watch…
Stage 7 – A long day! Peloton closing in, 29.7km
Following the Peloton
The Peloton- View from the back
Stage 18 – Départ réel – A long peloton
These images show the landscape itself, so diverse and beautiful…
Peloton and outriders on a long road
Next the landscape itself, beautiful and diverse…
Les Gorges du Tarn, Stage 14
Impossible roads!, £250
Annecy, the road by the lake
The coast road
The long road
Chaos on the mountains, Allez!
Next, the rain! It’s lovely to draw, not so great to ride…
The last climb!
Stage 17- Feel the rain!
Stage 17-Départ, Majestic trees
The cities and towns….
Stage 15 – Carcassonne, pink rooftops and green trees
Riding into a sunny town
Tour comes to Mont St Michel
The flags and animals…
How did they get that up there? Lacets de Montvernier, Stage 18
Tour de Horse!
Descent from Tourmalet
Bardet climbs Lacets de Montvernier, Stage 18
Bardet goes for it!
Chris Froome sets out
Stage 20 – Nibali crosses the line!
Sylvain Chavanel – Stage 2, 17.9km
Second for Sagan; First for Van Avermaet
Descending like a skier, Sagan, Stage 16
Stage 18 – Brilliant descent – Bernal!
The last image is of the current champion, Egan Bernal, the great young rider from Colombia. Wishing him and all the riders the very best for a safe and spectacular 2020 race!
Stage 13 – Bernal-Gomez
I’m a mixed media visual artist working in Leicestershire in the UK. I trained in Fine Art using different media including oils and acrylics, but my recent work reflects my love of drawn media, especially pen, ink, watercolour and pastels. My theme is movement – My subjects are varied from landscape, animals, musicians, dancers and sport, especially cycling. The unifying feature of all these subjects is that they are constantly changing – there is movement and energy everywhere.
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