Wednesday, August 20, 2014

US Pro Challenge Stage 2: Despite It All

Despite all of the drama of stopping the race, the slippery descent off of Kaliber Pass into Crested Butte, it was still Robin Carpenter (Hincapie Sportswear) who raised his arms in a joyous victory salute on the summit of Mount Crested Butte.  Two others profited, Tejay van Garderen (BMC) was able to put time into the rest of the favorites and Alex Howes (Garmin Sharp) took over the Yellow Jersey.  Oddly the stoppage in the valley became the final times for the riders on the stage which I am sure further angered the riders who had just raced hard up the short steep climb.  Carpenter had the stage win either way the first to reach the neutralization point and the first to reach the finish line.  This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that is available through my artist website at  If you would like to purchase this painting follow the direct link at the end of this post.

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