Jesus Herrada (Movistar - Spanish National Champion) played his part of Movistar's plan for the day helping Katusha set the pace and slowly reel pack in the break away up the road. While it wasn't exactly hot on the road (although much warmer that previous editions that have been raced in the snow), Herrada still used his water bottle to spray himself down in an effort to keep cool. Katusha assisted in the chase, having the winners of the last two Fleche Wallones in their roster of riders on the day. Of course Herrada's teammate, Valverde has one victory here on his Palmares as well. This is an original ink and watercolor postcard that could be yours by visiting my artist website at www.greigleach.com or you could just follow the direct link at the end of this post.