Friday, August 22, 2014

US Pro Challenge Stage 4: Attacking the Break

Two members of the early break had marked this day on their race books as a day they could make something happen.  Ben Jacques-Magnes (Jamis) felt sure he could take back his King of the Mountains jersey that he surrendered to Tejay van Garderen the day before.  With Tejay racing for Yellow, he was interested in the KOM points or being in the break away.  Jens Voigt (Trek) is racing his last professional race and wanted to go out with a victory.  The day's short climbs, twisty roads and sections of open flat stretch were well suited to a man of Voigt's talents.  The pair attacked their break away companions on the final ascent in the Garden of the Gods that would award KOM points, Jacques-Magnes for the points, and Voigt as a perfect launch pad for an attempt for a solo run to the finish.  The fly to the line was quite similar to his opening stage of the 101st Tour de France.  This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that is available through my artist website at  To purchase this painting, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  But while you are there, why not take the time to browse all of the art on offer?

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