Thursday, August 21, 2014

US Pro Challenge Stage 3: Sprinting for Stage or Jersey

Once everyone had tried attacking Tejay van Garderen (BMC), he used the last attack to launch his own acceleration under the one kilometer to go banner.  The only rider who could stay with the attacking Coloradan was the Polish climbing phenon, Rafal Majka (Tinkoff Saxo).  The pair had rid themselves of all of the others and sprinter the final meters up the final section of the climb.  They were racing for the stage, and van Garderen would almost surely take over the Yellow Jersey, with double points for the King of the Mountain competition on offer, he could end up holding three jersey; the yellow of race leader, the polka dots of King of the Mountians and the royal blue of best place Coloradan.  This pair also displayed that the form they had shown in the Tour de France had not yet faded away.  This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that is available through my artist website at  To purchase this particular painting, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.

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