Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Richmond 2015 UCI Worlds: Here We Go!

Michael Hepburn (Australia) was the first of the Elite Men to start the Individual Time Trial outside of Richmond, Virginia.  The men would be riding a radically different course than any of the previous TT races, starting out at the big theme park up the highway from the city.  Hepburn, and every rider to start after him, were looking at a 32.9 mile all out effort to get to the finish to downtown and the final (and most important) time check.  Naturally, Hepburn claimed the first lead, but it held up for quite some time which was a bit of a surprise for me.

This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from www.richesonart.com.  In addition this painting is available along with two different sizes of prints in the Richmond Convention Center just a block away from the finish line of every race of the UCI World Road Racing Championships.  Just come look for me directly across from the awards podium.  Plus you can find a live stream of my painting the works at www.richmond.com were the paintings will soon be available for purchase.