Monday, May 16, 2016

Tour of California, Stage 1: Gaining Points

At two different points along the course of each stage the organizers will have designated sprint points.  This is where racers will be given sprint points towards the sprinters jersey and bonus seconds reduced from their overall time.  With shorter stage races the bonus seconds can mean the difference between winning the overall or missing the podium altogether.  Michael Sheehan (Jelly Belly) was able to be the first across the line both times ensuring that he will pull on the sprinters jersey at the end of the day (even if he doesn't win the stage - because whomever wins today will have the yellow jersey of overall race leader).  Just missing out on maximum points were Daniel Eaton (UnitedHealthcare) and Joonas Henttala (Novo Nordisk).

This is a small original watercolor and ink painting (only 4"x6") that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from  The work, along with the rest of my cycling art and cycling art books, is available through my artist website at To purchase this particular painting just follow the direct link at the end of this post.