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 are some drawings
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stage 2 – An exciting stage with huge sprint at the end. Mark Cavendish steams through to win. From my point of view, I tried to capture the peloton for the first time – what a fascinating beast that is? To see so many bodies and bikes weaving through the streets – the aerial shots are amazing. Aside from that, it was full tilt to the finish! Here are some more drawings.
Stage 1 – the real start to the race – I still feel like I’m playing catch up but working my way through! Here are some more drawings.