My stage 5 watercolor was inspired by the start of the La Planche des Belles Filles climb. I always love seeing the polka-dot banners that announce each climb's start. We celebrate the summits of Tour de France climbs for all the excitement they bring. But every great climb also has a beginning. More often than not, that beginning is just an ordinary spot on the road, made extraordinary by the Tour.
My Stage 6 watercolor is of one of the many lovely stone bridges the Tour crosses every year.