Sunday, January 26, 2014

Tour Down Under: Minding the Gap, Final Stage

Today's circuit race was an 18 lap rip through downtown Adelaide with two intermediate sprints with time bonuses in addition to those at the finale.  With only one second separating first and second and a total of ten seconds between first and fourth position, it was sure to be hotly contested all the way through town.  However, a three man break got away and as a special favor to Simon Gerrans and his Orica-Greenedge team, they sucked up all of the sprint bonuses ensuring the overall for Gerrans. William Clarke (Drapac) finished the race the way he started the Tour by getting himself into his third breakaway of the six stage Tour Down Under. He was joined in the effort by Julien Berard (AG2R) and Maxime Belkov (Katusha).  This is an original watercolor and ink postcard that was created using cake watercolors from  and it can be yours by visiting my artist web site at   Or you could just follow the direct link at the end of this post.