Saturday, August 23, 2014

US Pro Challenge Stage 5: His First

Laurent Didier (Trek) was the first to cross the line in Breckenridge, taking the first stage win for Trek Factory Racing.  The team had just missed a stage win yesterday with crowd favorite, Jens Voigt, when Didier himself had tried to slow the peloton to prevent the catch of the retiring German.  Today was also the first race stage win of his career outside of his two Luxemburg National Championships, one in the time trial and one on the road.  (According to Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen)  One of the aids to watching a race in person are the giant video screens (just over the riders' shoulders) along the finishing straight, although today they weren't showing much racing due to the weather.  This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that is available through my artist website at  To purchase this 4"x6" 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 artwork on offer.  Be forewarned, there is quite a few cycling paintings, from three seasons of racing.

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