Tour de France 2020: Stage 21 – Paris On the Champs! – SOLD

Stage 21, Paris - On the Champs! Watercolour, pen and ink by Maxine Dodd
Stage 21, Paris – On the Champs! SOLD

The race on Stage 21, truly begins when the riders reach the Champs-Élysées, the beautiful avenue that runs up to the Arc de Triomphe, one of the most famous roads in the world.

It is the race for the sprinters, but to see that long peloton disappearing into the distance is incredible. Usually packed with fans at the roadside, it was eerily quiet in 2020, no Norwegian corner and people crowding around, as they should be. However, those there were treated to the fly past by the Patrouille de France, streaming the colours of the nation behind them as the race began in earnest below.

Still magic, still the Champs-Élysées!

This painting is now SOLD

5 thoughts on “Tour de France 2020: Stage 21 – Paris On the Champs! – SOLD

    1. Thank you! It’s a favourite, I confess. I love that view, and it’s made even more special now they arrive a little later in the afternoon and the sun is lower in the sky. Possibly not so good for the riders, riding towards the sun at great pace, but artists and photographers dream of that light, it’s beautiful!

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