Tuesday, August 19, 2014

US Pro Challenge Stage 1: Leaving the Kids Behind

Jens Voigt (Trek Factory Racing) has been doing quite a few things for the last time this his final season.  One of those things is this race.  This will be his final professional race before he hangs up his tubulars and hangs out with his kids.  However I doubt it will be the last time we see him attack the peloton over the seven days of the US Pro Challenge.  Voigt had gone solo to bridge up to the lone figure of Ben Jacques-Maynes (Jamis) but then just kept going.  With just one more climb and the descent into Aspen, he could well have been riding for the first Yellow Jersey of the race.  Voigt is old enough to be the father of a large percentage of this peloton, but he is still racing with the enthusiasm of youth combined with the wisdom of old age.  This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that is available through my artist website at www.greigleach.com.  To purchase this painting you can follow the direct link at the end of this post.


No comments:

Post a Comment