Sunday, January 24, 2016

Tour Down Under: In the Beginning & the End

Caleb Ewan (Orica-GreenEdge) had a spectacular Tour Down Under, claiming the first and final stages of this years race,  Orica-GreenEdge did even better with Simon Gerrans winning two stages as well, bringing their total to four out of six possible stages.  Simon Gerrans also won the overall race and the points jersey so it really was quite a fabled race for the Australian team.  Plus this year, every stage was won by an Australian, so it really was a home team Tour.

This is the final painting of the first race of the ProTour season.  I will switch to the classics and monuments over the next three months and then it will be back to some of the major and more minor stage races for the rest of the season.  It is highly likely that I will be back painting the UCI Road World Championships live in Doha, Qatar.  It is equally likely that I will be at the US Pro Challenge in Colorado and maybe even the US Road Championships in May.

This is a small original watercolor and ink painting created using watercolors from and is available through my artist website at  To purchase this particular painting, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  In addition, be sure to check out my new book, "Art of Cycling: Richmond 2015 UCI Road World Championships" available now at

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