Monday, September 28, 2015

Richmond 2015 UCI Worlds: Rolling Through

The early break away of seven riders that included /Richmonder, Ben King, worked well together, each one rolling through, taking their turn on the front of the group.  Some how, every time they came pass the finishing line fans, King was the one at the front of the group.  Those who did not quite get the finer details of racing would roar their delight at seeing him "leading" the race.  Along with King, Dunne, Sergent and Alzate, the riders in the break were Andriy Khripta (Ukraine), Park Sung Baek (Korea) and Yauheni Hutarovich (Belarus).  The climbs quickly claimed their first victim as Ivan Serbic (Serbia) wasn't able to hold onto the front group up the short steep cobbled ascent of 23rd Street.

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.  The works were done live in the middle of the Fanfest area across from the awards podium as the racing was going on.  Prints and the originals will be available before very long at www.richmond.com (the website of the Richmond Times Dispatch newspaper).