Sunday, March 23, 2014

Spring Classics: Catching Back On, Milan-San Remo

As I have said in the previous post, if you aren't a sprinter, it is best to attack the peloton on the Poggio with the hopes of getting rid of the marque sprinters like Andre Greipel (Lotto-Belisol).  Here you can see him just tagging back on to the rear of the fast moving peloton with about 3K left to race.  The effort to stay with the pack on the way up, and the energy spent chasing back proved to leave Greipel without the legs to contest for the win of Milan-San Remo.  Oddly Peter Sagan, one of the best climbing sprinters, wasn't at the front end of the peloton either.  I never did see what happened to him, although some green clad riders went down on the final corner of the race.  This is an original watercolor and ink postcard that can be yours by  visiting my artist website,  For this particular painting you can follow the direct link at the end of this post.