Sunday, January 26, 2014

Tour Down Under: Checking the Time, Stage 5

Even with race radio and two way communication between the riders and their team cars, there is still two people on a motorcycle going from group to group on the road showing the time splits on a chalkboard (or in this case a wipe board).  Today's break was comprised of the old man of the peloton, Jens Voight (Trek) as well as, Mikhail Ignatyev (Katusha), Juan Jose Lobato (Moviestar) and Matteo Trentin (Omega Pharma Quickstep) who managed to build up an advantage of nearly 10 minutes before the teams of the contenders decided it was far enough.  This is an original watercolor and ink postcard that could be yours by visiting my artist website, or you could just follow the direct link at the end of this post to get your piece of Voight's final season.