Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Volta Catalunya Stage 3: Chatting on the Way Up

Another stage means another early breakaway up the road.  This group of six got away at the nine kilometer mark and built themselves an advantage of slightly over ten minutes.  I think the peloton was too concerned with trying to stay warm then they were with chasing down the break.  Jack Bobridge (Belkin Pro Cycling) having been the first over the first climb of the day was checking with the team car and his director sportif, to see how he should go about winning the KOM points over the beyond category climb of the Alt de La Creueta.  With that win he would be ensured the King of the Mountains Jersey at the end of the stage.  He is joined by Michel Koch (Cannondale), Rudy Molard (Cofidis) Branislav Samorlov (CCC-Polstage Polkowice), Andrey Zeits (Astana) and Kevin Reza (Europcar) on their collective effort to steal the stage from the GC contenders.  This is an original watercolor and ink postcard that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from  In addition, this (and all of my cycling art postcards) is available from my artist website,  For this particular painting you can follow the direct link at the end of this post.