Sunday, April 27, 2014

Liege-Bastogne-Liege: Climbing at the Back

Every climb along the entire 263 kilometers of the 100th running of Liege-Bastogne-Liege are lined with thousands of screaming cycling fans (and a number of Belgium beer enthusiasts).  This is the view from the back of the peloton, where the suffering is happening.  Either because the kilometers are getting into the legs, or the riders have had a mechanical, a nature break, or some other reason that they are at the back trying to work their way back up to the business end of the peloton.  Here it is Pieter Velits (BMC) who has done a lot of the work bringing back the break away and Thomas Damseau (Giant-Shimano) climbing under the waving Belgium flag.  This is an original watercolor and ink postcard that could be yours by visiting my artist website at or you could just follow the direct link at the end of this post.