Sunday, February 28, 2016

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad: Hoping to Bridge Across

Perhaps tired of the shadow boxing in the peloton, or just feeling strong on the cobbles, Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) jumped out from the main group in a solo effort to bridge across to the big names up the road.  Stuyven gained a quick 30 seconds on the peloton, but then it seemed to reach a stalemate.  He was neither gaining on those up the road nor getting further ahead of those behind.  Unfortunately for the man from Belgium, he over cooked in on one of the main sharp corners and slid into the muddy gutters along the side of the sections of pave.  However the only thing that was injured was his chances to make it to the leaders.  So it was that he returned to the peloton, muddy and a bit shaken up.

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