The very select peloton was about to let Jens Voigt (Trek) steal their thunder and pulled the strong man back into their midst. Although most of the true sprinters and three quarters of the riders in the race, were dropped in the chase of the fabled German. With his teammate Janier Alexis Acevedo (Garmin Sharp) on the front, Tom Danielson gestured angerly for something. Most likely he wanted more of his teammates on the front so he could gain as much time as possible. Tucked onto his wheel was most of BMC, bringing their man and defending champion of the race, Tejay van Garderen into the business end of the petite peloton. Van Garderen had Peter Stetina and Michael Schar, both of whom had shepherded the American through the most recent Tour de France. This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that is available through my artist website at www.greigleach.com. If you would like to purchase this painting, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.