Saturday, September 26, 2015

Richmond 2015 UCI Worlds: Short and Not Sweet

If the cobbles up to the summit of Libbie Hill were not enough for the U23 Men, they got to drop down off of Church Hill only to climb back up 23rd Street.  This climb was just recently resurfaced with new cobbles that replace an asphalt strip that went up the center of the roadway.  The ascent was less that 500 meters but at 18% it was enough to sap the legs of most any rider.  The four to hit it ahead of the peloton were led up the rise by the Italian Davide Martinelli.  He was watched closely by Jose Luis Rodriguez (Chile), Oleg Zemlyakov (Kazakhstan) and the struggling Irishman, Eddie Dunbar.

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.