Stage Five had the largest break away in the race thus far, I never did a count of how many were in the break, but it had to have a member of every team in it. Some of the notables included Brent Brookwalter of BMC and Dameseau of Argos-Shimano. This is the long straight valley road before the tough climbs to come. Lately the breaks have been succeeding, but today, there was too much at stake for the contenders. The last of this break, Bushe of Radio Shack, was caught with just 300 meters to go. This is an original watercolor and ink postcard and like all of the work in this series, it was created using cake watercolors, brushes and paper from www.richesonart.com The work is also available for purchase through my artist website. Just follow the direct link at the end of the post.