Sunday, February 28, 2016

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad: Fleeing the Peloton

Everyone was expecting the move on the final climb of the day to come from Etixx-Quickstep and Tom Boonen, even the commentator, Rob Hatch.  However it was Daniel Oss (BMC) who launched the move, one that was quickly covered by Luke Rowe (Sky), Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) and Tiesj Boonet (Lotto Soudal),  Joining them was Oss's teammate, Greg Van Avermaet who has been on the podium of this race, but has yet to reach the top step in numerous attempts.  Given the pedigree of these four riders, this could well be the winning move even though there is still 50 kilometers of racing yet to unfold.

This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from Jack Richeson and Company,  Plus this painting is avialable through my artist website at  Just follow the direct link at the end of this post to purchase your piece of this early spring semi-classic.  International shipping is available.

Then there is my new book of the 2015 Road World Championships entitled, Art of Cycling: Richmond 2015 UCI Road World Championships.  Available world wide and at