Monday, April 11, 2016

Paris Roubaix: They Clawed Their Way Back

Sep Vanmarcke (LottoNL Jumbo) heart must have sunk when he looked under his arm and say three very strong riders coming back up to his wheel.  He had been sure he had left them behind on the fourth section of cobbles, but with just 12 kilometers left to race, the lead group was now back up to four men.  Under the watchful eye of the TV moto, Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data), Tom Boonen (Etixx-Quickstep) and Ian Stannard (Sky) had pulled themselves back into contention for victory in the Velodrome that completes the final kilometers of the Hell of the North.

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

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