Saturday, September 27, 2014

2014 UCI Worlds: Biding Their Time

Once the peloton had pulled back the Slovenian, Spela Kern, the women dropped into riding tempo.  The course of seven laps included to sharp climbs that weren't too hard on the first trip up, but as the day wore on, the hills seemed to get steeper and steeper.  The Dutch team in their distinctive bright orange jersey, had the two consecutive time defender of the Rainbow Jersey, Marianne Vos.  Because she has been so dominate, having won the silver medal at the preceding 6 consecutive Worlds, it was up to her team to do the work on the front of the peloton.  Team USA was ever attentive, their team leader, Shelly Olds, as been locking horns (or handlebars) with Vos all season long and the team felt she had the form to get around the Dutch star.  This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that is available for purchase through my artist website,  To purchase this particular painting, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  While you are there, take the time to check out my soon to be released, "Book de Tour".  The book is my collection of paintings and blog post of the 101st Tour de France, along with La Course by Le Tour.

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