Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Women's Ronde van Vlaanderen: The Width of a Tire

With the chasers closing in the duo of Emma Johansson (Wiggle High 5) and Lizzie Armitstead (Boels Dolmans) had to open up the sprint early.  Johansson went first hoping to use her stamina to hold of the faster sprinter bedecked in her Rainbow Jersey.  Armitstead had just enough to edge out the Swedish National Champion, hitting the line only the width of a carbon rim ahead of Johansson.  With the sprint so closely contested, there was not enough time for a celebratory salute.  Armitstead's teammate, Chantel Blaak claimed third ahead of the rest of those closing from behind.

This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from www.richesonart.com.  Plus this painting and all of my cycling art is available at my website, www.greigleach.com.  To purchase this particular painting, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  Don't delay, as the painting is an original work of art, it is first come first served.

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