It was just these three guys who came up Governor's Hill together in a position to contest the win. Felix Gall (Austria) looks back over his shoulder trying to gauge just how much Clement Betouigt-Suire (France) and Rasmus Pedersen (Denmark) had left in their legs. With a false flat facing the riders as they turn onto East Broad Street, Gall must have felt a little better seeing a little daylight opening between the Frenchman and the Dane. Ultimately the threesome held these positions as they crossed the line although it was a photo finish between Gall's first place and Betouigt-Suire claiming the second step on the podium. The next threesome down the road was a full 10 seconds behind the winner with the bulk of the peloton arriving over a half a minute later.
This is a small original watercolor created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushed from www.richesonart.com. In addition, prints of this painting will be available through the Richmond Times Dispatch website at www.richmond.com, hopefully very soon.