Monday, August 25, 2014

US Pro Challenge Stage 7: The Narrowest of Margins

Best friends and training partners, Kiel Reijnen (UHC) and Alex Howes (Garmin Sharp) repeated their one, two finish from the opening stage of the US Pro Challenge, the difference here, they swapped the order.  Reijnen's second place by the very slimmest of margins still ensured that his Green point's jersey would remain his on the final podium.  Alex Howes' bike throw at the line was the margin of difference in the stage.  One of Reijnen's teammates can be celebrate what he though was another stage victory for his compatriot, he may have been a little embarrassed when he learned the results.  Tejay van Garderen (BMC) crossed the line with the Yellow Jersey firmly on his shoulders.  He was so close to the front of the race because the did his best to lead out his teammate, Martin Kohler, a little unusual for the team leader and winner of the overall race.  This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that is available through my artist website at  To purchase this 4"x6" painting for only $50 USD, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  But do hurry, this is a first come first served kind of a thing.

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