Sunday, April 27, 2014

Liege-Bastogne-Liege: A Long Leash Indeed

The peloton set off on the 100th edition of Liege-Bastogne-Liege, the last of the Spring Classics facing 263 kilometers of the roads of Belgium and the short steep climbs of the Ardenne.  With so many kilometers to race, the peloton let this group of six build up a very big lead of almost 16 minutes, before the teams that didn't make the break decided that enough was enough.  The break was comprised of wild cards and Pro Tour teams and included, Pirim Lang (IAM Cycling), Michel Koch (Cannondale), Pieter Jacobs (Topsport-Vlaanderen), Jacobus Venter (MTN-Qhubeka), Matteo Bono (Lampre-Merida) and Mario Minnaard (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) as they road along the wide open skies and fields of the countryside.  This is an original watercolor and ink postcard that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg Watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from  In addition this work is available for purchase through my artist website at  Or for this particular painting you could just follow the direct link at the end of this list.