Sunday, January 26, 2014

Tour Down Under: Adjustments on the Fly, Final Stage

The unsung heroes of the pro tour are the race mechanics, these men and women are called upon to fix most anything at anytime often times at high speeds.  I wonder how often they fall out of car while trying to reach just a little too far.  This takes amazing coordination between the driver of the team car, the racer and the mechanic and then there is the problem solving that must be done quickly and successfully under a great deal of pressure.  Here the AG2R team mechanic is tending to the rear brakes of Maxime Daniel at the back of the peloton on the streets of Adelaide.  This is an original watercolor and ink postcard that could be yours by visiting my artist website at or you could just follow the direct link at the end of this post.