Saturday, August 23, 2014

US Pro Challenge Stage 5: Whipping Through Town

It was a miserable day for racing in Colorado today.  It was equally miserable for the commentators and spectators who had no video coverage to watch.  The images are caught several ways all effected by the weather.  Helicopters that fly above the peloton not only couldn't see the riders due to the cloud cover peaks, they couldn't see the peaks themselves, not exactly the safest way to fly.  Without the transmitters in the sky, the images from the motorbikes were not visible either.  So it wasn't until the leaders swung through the town of Breckenridge, pass the stationary cameras did we get to see the rather wet, chilled men of the break away. The four to summit the high pass then dropped like stones into town before heading out for another climbing loop.  Janier Acevedo (Garmin Sharp) led his teammate, Ben King along with Laurent Didier (Trek) and Rob Britton (Smart Step) through the ski resort town in front of hundreds of rain soaked enthusiastic fans of cycling.  This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from Jack Richeson & Co.,  This painting, and all of my cycling art, is available through my artist website at  To purchase this 4"x6" painting, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.

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