Nicholas Roche (Tinkoff Saxo) used the penultimate climb of the day to launch his attack on the break away, hoping to use the descent to put time into his rivals. That way he would have a good head start up the climb to Oropa. Roche has hit out a couple of times usually when the road points up. The race has several cars that contain referees that watch the proceedings making sure that the rules are followed and the motorcycles don't interfere with or assist the rider's progress up the mountain. This is an original watercolor and ink postcard that is available for purchase through my artist website at www.greigleach.com. For this particular painting just follow the direct link at the end of this post.