Team BMC came to the start house at Lewis Ginter with every intention of repeating their win in Ponferrada, Spain. The American registered team brought some notable time trial specialists with them to further that goal, including the American Taylor Phinney. Phinney was naturally a crowd favorite, for both his reputation on the bike and off of it as well. While I was painting the races downtown, I met Tom Seaman who was thrilled to have the opportunity to be the gentleman holding Phinney's bike at the start of their bid for gold. Seaman was one of thousands of volunteers who provide any number of different support services to make the races run smoothly and safely. In fact, so many Richmonders came out that the organization found them selves having more volunteers than they were able to use.
This painting was one of those that was commissioned after the races had ended so it is not available for purchase. However, if you would be interested in commissioning a piece of cycling art for yourself, please email me through my website at www.greigleach.com This work was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from www.richesonart.com