Thursday, September 24, 2015

Richmond 2015 UCI Worlds:

Vasil Kirylenka (Belarus) has been a strong hard worker for Team Sky for both of Chris Froome's victories.  It is often Kirylenka's stern visage that can be seen setting the pace like an unfaltering metronome for whomever is the designated team leader.  It was powerful watching the strong man from Belarus riding for himself and setting the best time at every time check out on the course.  If he was able to sustain the pace, he was ensured a spot on the podium.  To dream of holding off the two very strong Tony Martin and Tom Dumolin, was a bit of a stretch, but with the ride Kirylenka was doing, it could happen.

When Kirylenka reached the line, he set the new best time just three seconds ahead of the Italian, Adriano Malori, so it was now just a question of which step of the podium he would stand on.  For the record, it was the top step in the end.  Chapeay, Kirylenka!

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.