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Tour de France 2019: Stage 6 – Mulhouse to La Planche des Belles Filles

Bonjour!  Now this stage really took me back – I loved this one and this dramatic climb to the top of La Planche des Belles Filles is very special. This year, the riders cycle past the usual finish by a further kilometre which was paved especially because of the extreme gradient – as if it wasn’t hard enough already? Oh the legs!!!   Here are my pictures… click on an image to see it full size.   Click on an image to see in full – Medium and measurements are listed below. Click here if you wish to enquire further…

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Tour de France 2019: Stage 5 – Saint-Dié-des-Vosges to Colmar

Bonjour!  This was another lovely day’s racing through the Vosges mountains and the course was hilly enough to whet the appetite of climbing fans. There were plenty out to see the riders pass by – seemed to be a fair number of Brits today which was good to see. The story of the stage in a way, was a terrific win for Peter Sagan. Who was so delighted that he revived his ‘Incredible Hulk’ celebration from 2012 – one of the first times I drew him, not to mention my first year of drawing the Tour, full-stop. Takes you back…

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Tour de France 2019: Stage 4 – Reims to Nancy

Bonjour!  Stage 4 saw the Tour move through a relatively flat but pretty landscape crossing the Moselle valley. Harvest seems to be in full swing here, with ochre fields full of wheat. The race saw a great breakaway with Michael Schär (CCC), Frederik Backaert and Yoann Offredo (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) taking the stage on at the beginning. Schär went on to win the Combative ride of the stage, which was well-deserved. The final sprint was a very close one – the cameras were on Sagan but it was Elio Viviani, helped by the Yellow Jersey to position him right on the…