Saturday, September 26, 2015

Richmond 2015 UCI Worlds: Anyway He Can

I found this piece of video on twitter of another one of the German riders attempting to make the best of a bad situation.  He apparently had a mechanical at the bottom of the cobbled climb of Libbie Hill.  A rider must have his (or her) bicycle with them to advance on the course, so rather than waste time standing on the side of the road awaiting neutral service, he shouldered his machine and ran up the hill.  I guess he figured the service mechanics would get to him eventually.  His progress was monitored by the race marshal clad in red leather and astride a motorcycle.

For the record Felix Gall (Austria) took first followed by Clement Betouigt-Suire (France) and Rasmus Pedersen (Denmark) rounded out the podium.

This is an original small watercolor and ink painting that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from www.richesonart.com.  These paintings are created live while watching the races through a feed provided by the Richmond 2015 Worlds organization.  For two more days, you will be able to watch me create the works live at the Fanfest area at 5th and Marshall Streets near the finish line.  You can also purchase either the originals or one of two different sizes of prints while you are there, or later at www.richmond.com.