Friday, March 11, 2016

Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 3: Timing the Catch

The peloton did not want to catch the break too early.  For the sprinter's teams it would mean they had to work that much harder to control the front of the group, to keep other opportunists from attacking off of the front.  As they rolled under the 10 K banner, Etixx-Quickstep had all of their train together, the question was, were they setting up their sprinter or just protecting the Maglia Azzura of Zdenek Stybar?  Riding in the second train was Orica-GreenEdge undoubtedly setting up their youn fast man, Caleb Ewan.

This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that was created live using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from  This painting is available through my artist website at, just follow the direct link at the end of this post to get your piece of Tirreno-Adriatico.

Plus be sure to discover my new book, "Art of Cycling: Richmond 2015 UCI Road World Championships".  You can purchase it online at or ask for it at your local bookstore.