Leo Appelt (Germany) rode an inspired ride in the Junior Men's individual time trial. He was one of the few riders who posted an early leading time that withstood those of all of those starting later in the day. The course took him pass the mural that I created along Belvidere Street that separates the main north-south route from the quaint and unique neighborhood of Oregon Hill. Perhaps the depiction of his countryman and three time World Time Trial Champion, Tony Martin, behind him help him deliver this inspired solo effort around the relatively flat 18.6 mile course.
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.