Hola! Back in Spain for the World Championship Time Trials. Wonderful setting in Ponferrada, today’s race was all about the contest between three-time champion, Tony Martin and Great Britain’s hero, Sir Bradley Wiggins. I can’t be unbiased here, I’m a huge fan of Sir Bradley and he rode a storming race to take his first World Championship title. With a modest ‘thumbs up’ as he saw his victory confirmed, he also announced that this would be his last time trial. A great way to leave! Go Wiggo! Here are my drawings:
Hello! The Tour of Britain flew past in a flash! Only 8 stages but very entertaining ones they were, with the return of Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish. From Scotland to Wales and south into England, the landscape was beautiful, but boy it was wet! Here are my drawings:
But what a party? The Olympic Games has been wonderful so far – a delight. I’ve been drawing on and off since the Games started, but a bit late posting to say the least! I hope better late than never. There’s so much happening, it’s impossible to cover it all but I will do what I can. Here are some drawings to start with from an amazing few days in London.
Stage 20 – The final stage began in glorious sunshine, with greetings between teams, team-mates, opponents and champions. The stage ended with the most heart-stopping race around the Champs-Élysées. A magnificent stage win for Mark Cavendish, helped by the brilliant gentleman in yellow. Wiggins a worthy winner and champion and Britain’s first. Here are my last drawings of this momentous event.
Stage 19 – Today’s stage was all about time. Good weather, flat roads and every man against the crosswinds, the road and the clock. The fastest man came out last, wearing yellow, and struck home in one hour, four minutes and thirteen seconds. His team mate three minutes and twenty-one seconds behind him, his closest rival three minutes and thirty-eight seconds further behind. We’re holding our breath for Paris tomorrow. Here are some drawings
Stage 18 – The beginning of the end perhaps? A stage that wove through classic French countryside. There were castles, bridges and viaducts, fields and donkeys. However, all of these things were overshadowed by a great team supporting its world champion. The Missile exploded past everyone to take the win. What a man and what a team! Here are the day’s drawings
Stage 17 – The last mountain stage. Fog, fog, fog! Really dangerous in places, wet with low visibility. The to and fro between Kessiakoff and Voeckler for the King of the Mountains was wonderful to see and the brilliance of Froome and Wiggins shone through the murk. Valverde triumphed to take the stage win. Here are the day’s drawings