Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Volta Catalunya Stage 2: All Alone

With the peloton having gotten to almost a minute behind and just one more climb on the horizon, Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) simply road the other five members of the early break off of his wheel.  Oddly, they were on a wide open long false flat and none of the others could stay with him.  Voeckler has a reputation for long breaks, it was in the Tour de France when he won the hearts of every Frenchman when he held the Yellow Jersey for 10 days, even once they got into the Pyrennes and none other than Lance Armstrong was the one trying to take it off of his shoulders.  Add to that, the comical faces that he pulls as he suffers up long climbs and tries to hold off a charging peloton, he is one of my favorites in today's Pro Tour.  This is an original watercolor and ink postcard that can be yours by visiting my artist website at www.greigleach.com.  Or for this particular painting you can follow the direct link at the end of this post.