Monday, September 28, 2015

Richmond 2015 UCI Worlds: Slipping Off of the Front

As they head back out onto the flat section of the course two of the Spanish riders slip off of the front.  It wasn't much of a move and riders from Germany, Belgium and Holland quickly brought them back into the fold.  I'm unsure who these two are but I am quite confident that Alejandro Valverde was not the Movistar rider on the front of the duo.  With the three climbs that come in rapid succession at the end of the laps, it seems unlikely that an attack on the flats has much chance of success.  As the riders head up Monument Avenue, if the gap is less than two minutes the break is visible as they come back down the avenue.

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).