Stage 9 – The first of the long, individual time trials. Fantastic performances and surprise newcomer Tejay van Garderen, but heroic performances from Chris Froome, Fabian Cancellara, Cadel Evans and Bradley Wiggins – big yellow! Here are some drawingsRead more "Stage 9 – Arc-et-Senans to Besançon"
Stage 8 – The first stage where Brad starts in the yellow jersey. More climbs in this stage as the Tour crosses the border into Switzerland. Bad accident involving the current Olympic champion, Sanchez. The stage was won by Frenchman Thibaut Pinot. Here are some drawingsRead more "Stage 8 – Belfort to Porrentruy"
Stage 7 – The first real climb. This stage had the best sunshine, the best scenery and the worst climb so far. So beautiful and so extreme. A great stage for Team Sky, with Chris Froome dragging himself up the last hill to take the win and the yellow jersey for Brad. Great day. Here […]Read more "Stage 7 – Tomblaine to La Planche des Belles Filles"
Stage 6 – This was the last sprint stage before the mountains, passing by scenes of battle in World War I. The stage could be summed up as, big skies, big trees and big accidents. Here are some more drawings.Read more "Stage 6 – Épernay to Metz"
Stage 5 – In contrast to yesterday, the course today passed through fields of motionless wind turbines – no wind to turn them. Later, there were storms brewing, with more spills and accidents. I used the panoramic sketchbook again to try and catch the flavour. Here are some of the drawings.Read more "Stage 5 – Rouen to Saint Quentin"
Stage 4 – An exciting stage with plenty happening as always. The course continued by the coast and crosswinds caused havoc. Here are some more drawings.Read more "Stage 4 – Abbeville to Rouen"
Stage 3 – The tour comes back to France from Belgium – a day with dangerous, seaside crosswinds. I used a panoramic sketchbook this time. Here are some more drawings.Read more "Stage 3 – Orchies to Boulogne-sur-Mer"