cycling art, tour de france, tdf2017

Tour de France 2017: Magic men!

Hello! Yesterday, I mentioned the breakaway in Stage 2 and it was provided by two riders with amazing stories to tell. Taylor Phinney from the US and Yoann Offredo of France have both overcome extraordinary odds to be able to take part this year. They have become in Phinney’s words, ‘Friends for life’ after their immense breakaway on Stage 2. Here is my tribute to these two magic men and do look up their stories (there’s a link below) – you’ll be amazed! For more on Phinney and Offredo… See Velovoices article All the paintings are for sale (unless marked…

Tour de France, cycling, art

Tour de France 2017: Blues, reds and yellows!

Hello! Stage 2 saw another wet day but with some extraordinary work by peloton and breakaway alike. More of the breakaway to come but this picture shows a section of the peloton where the teams briefly gathered (if they did but know it!) into a great arrangement of primary colours, blues, reds and yellows… Beautifully done! Blues, reds and yellows! £250 All the paintings are for sale (unless marked SOLD) and all are priced at £250, (unless marked otherwise). Make a note of your favourite and press this link! Click to buy Thank you! 🙂  For full details, please visit…

Cycling art, Tour de France, Watercolour painting BMC, World Champs, by Maxine Dodd

Tour de France 2015: Stage 9 – Vannes to Plumelec

Bonjour! A team time-trial provided the excitement on Stage 9, before the rest day and the first real mountain stages in the Pyrenees on Tuesday. Time trials show the technique of riding so well and it’s a delight to see a well-practiced team moving like a machine, absorbing the air to go faster. This course was unusually placed in the Tour and with a sharp kick-climb at the end, really tested each teams’ skills. There are several masters of this discipline, including the current world champions, BMC – who are a joy to watch. They took the win from Sky by one…

Bouhanni, head down for the win ,by Maxine Dodd, SOLD

La Vuelta 2014: Stage 2, Algeciras to San Fernando

Hola! Stage 2 was a stage for the sprinters, being mostly flat.The course travelled across the extreme south of the country, passing through industrial zones and salt flats. It was hot and windy. There was a crazed dash for the line with a fantastic win for French FDJ team rider Nacer Bouhanni, one of cycling’s exciting new sprinters.  Here are my drawings: