Sunday, January 26, 2014

Tour Down Under: What Do You Think Now? Stage 5

After Cadel Evans rode everyone off of his wheel on Corkscrew Hill, including the Team Sky leader, Richie Porte, it was time for a little revenge.  As I showed in the previous painting, Cadel attacked first and then Porte was able to counter the move and then exact his revenge and ride Cadel and the rest of the contenders off of his wheel.  With most thinking that the Willunga Hill stage would be the decisive stage of the Tour Down Under it actually narrowed the gaps and set up a very competitive final stage of the Tour.  As I said, Cadel's attack didn't give him the results he wished for leaving the door open for Simon Gerrans counter move that was enough to take back the leader's Ochre Jersey by one second.  So as the peloton lines up for the start of the final stage only 5 seconds separate the top three place riders on GC, Simon Gerrans (Orica-Greenedge), Cadel Evans (BMC) and Diego Ulissi (Lampre).  Richie Porte's win of stage 5 moved him up to fourth place trailing by just 10 seconds.  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.