Sunday, March 27, 2016

E3 Harelbeke: Pressing Their Advantage

Using the cobbled climb of the Taaienberg, several riders managed to gap the peloton.  Etixx-Quickstep managed to put three riders into the group including Niki Terpstra, Tom Boonen and Matteo Trentin.  Joining them was Fabian Cancellara (Trek-Segafredo) and Daniel Oss (BMC).  Gesturing to all who would listen was Lars Boom (Astana),  He seemed to be pointing out that Etixx-Quickstep had the numbers so they better do the work.  Shortly after I painted this, my man, Cancellara, had a mechanical and had to wait a long time for his team car to arrive with a new bike for the former Swiss champion.

This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from  This painting is available through my artist website at  To purchase this particular painting, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.

Plus you can see my most recent book at  It contains my writings and paintings of the 2015 Road World Championships in Richmond, VA.  It is available through out the world from many different online booksellers or ask your favorite bookstore to order it for you.