Posted on June 30, 2020
Bonjour! It’s nearly July and for me, that means only one thing – Le Tour! This year is so different but July is nearly with us and I don’t see why we shouldn’t relive some memories and make some new ones.
The drawing here, I made on Saturday – by chance I found that Eurosport were replaying Stage 7 of the 2012 Tour – a phenomenal stage in every way. The landscape was outstanding and the climax to the stage was the killer climb to La Planche des Belles Filles, it was the stage that really showed us what was to come from Chris Froome and the Stage when Sir Bradley took his Yellow Jersey. Whatever controversies have followed since – I still remember and look back with huge excitement on this stage – it was a lovely day and especially for UK cycling fans like me.
So this picture made from the scenes at around 45km, shows that excitement that we enjoyed then and I for one, am going to miss for the next few weeks – the crowds doing daft things at the side of the road, the flags, the energy and the fabulous animal that is the peloton.
This is my drawing, made with my favourite media, pen and ink and watercolour on my favourite watercolour paper, 8in x 8in, 20cm x 20cm – have a great Tuesday!
Posted on September 24, 2014
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:
Posted on July 23, 2012
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.
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All pictures shown are original drawings or paintings.
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