Tour de France 2017: Brilliant Barguil!

Hello! What a fantastic day in the Pyrenees! Phenomenal climbing, followed by fabulous descents and a breathtaking finish by the present King of the Mountains, Warren Barguil – A great way to celebrate Bastille Day!  Brilliant!

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Brilliant Barguil!

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Tour de France 2017: Shady sprint

Hello! This image shows the intermediate sprint from Stage 7 – The peloton coming into view in the bright sunshine while the speedy boys were up the front gaining valuable Green Jersey points. The colours were softened by the shade and the long shadows from the trees.

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Tour de France 2017: Heading for La Planche des Belles Filles

Hello! Another scene from this lovely stage – this time showing team BMC riding past the fans lining the route through the trees…. and one of the many huge flags they bring along! Have a great weekend!

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Heading for La Planche des Belles Filles

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Tour de France 2017: Blue skies and bunting

Hello! A lovely rollout this morning for everyone on Stage 5 to La planche des belles filles – Gorgeous skies, sunshine and bunting! Here’s hoping for a great day’s racing… 🙂

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Tour de France 2017: Elbow – Sold

Hello! There was one talking point from Stage 4. The end of the stage and the end of the race both for Mark Cavendish and Peter Sagan. I suspect the debate on the crash will last for a long time. Whatever your opinion, perhaps cycling fans can agree on one thing – that the race has lost two of its best and most exciting riders – and will be much the poorer for it. There are many photographs and videos of the incident, here’s my painting.

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Elbow – SOLD

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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!

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Magic men! Phinney and Offredo  £150

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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!

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Tour de France 2017: Stage 1 – Düsseldorf

Hello! The opening stage of 2017 Tour de France took place on a very wet day in Düsseldorf. It was an individual time trial for all riders around the city. In spite of the rain, spirits and expectations were high and the fans were out steadfastly in the rain for hours, supporting the riders. This first picture shows the umbrellas lining the course and one very cautious rider picking his way through the puddles!

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Brollies! Stage 1 – Düsseldorf

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