On the final climb of the day, up the Monarch Mountain, Mick Rodgers (Tinkoff Saxo) went off hoping to repeat his mountain top stage win in the Pyrenees in this year's Tour de France. He had bested Tejay van Garderen (BMC) on that stage, and figured he would have no problem achieving that feat again. With Rodgers up the road, Tinkoff Saxo had another card to play back in the select peloton with the winner of the King of the Mountains of the Tour, and the winner of the Tour of Poland, Rafal Majka. As the Australian toiled up the long 6% climb he had only the neutral service moto and the race escorts for company on the wide open roads of Colorado. This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that is available through my artist website at www.greigleach.com. To purchase this painting for only $50 USD (+ shipping) just follow the direct link at the end of this post.