All of my cycling paintings are done in as close to real time as possible, without knowledge of the final results. That being said I was excited when Emma White, riding for the United States, was able to post the new best time with only roughly a quarter of the field of women yet to cross the line. In any time trial, the rider holding the fastest time over the course will sit in the 'throne' of race leader until either their winning time is confirmed or they have to surrender the chair to the rider who has cover the course in less time. White was able to hold the chair for some time before the Australian who claimed the overall booted her out of her chair. Actually the Aussie, Macey Stewart, was quite polite in her victory. This is an original watercolor and ink painting that is available through my artist website at www.greigleach.com. To purchase this particular painting, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.