Saturday, September 26, 2015

Richmond 2015 UCI Worlds: It's Rough at the Back

With the technical nature of the road race course, it was unwise to hang out at the back of the peloton.  Due to the constant cornering or the three short step climbs, radical changes of speed were bound to lead to a touch of wheels and a tumble on the tarmac.  It was Miles Scotson (Australia) who caused the small pile up at the back of the pack.  Most riders like Fabian Lienhard (Swiss) remained upright it was one of the Romanians who joined the Aussie sitting on the road way.  Fortunately, everybody was able to get back underway.  With the wreck coming so early in the race, all were able to rejoin the peloton but at what cost?

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.