Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Fleche Wallone: First Three Away

This running of the Fleche Wallone, another of the Spring Monuments, started with a small three man break away comprised of one Pro Tour Team and two of the Wild Card invitational teams.  They were represented by Jonathan Clarke (United Healthcare), Preben Van Hecke (Topsport-Vlaanderen) and Ramunas Navadauskas (Garmin Sharp).  They built up a seven minute lead on the peloton, but then there was still a lot of short steep climbs ahead of them.  So the peloton knew that they would be relatively easy to pull back into the fold.  This is an original watercolor and ink postcard that was created using watercolors and brushes from  This painting and all of my cycling artwork can be yours by visiting my artist website at   For this particular painting you can follow the direct link at the end of this post.