Monday, May 16, 2016

Tour of California, Stage 2: With Seconds to Spare

On rare occasions the break away actually succeeds, today was one of those days.  Evan Huffman (Rally Cycling) opened up the sprint with about 500 meters left to race, but was unable to hold of the more experienced Ben King (Cannondale) who had the advantage of starting the sprint from behind Huffman.  The pair had wisely not played any cat and mouse games knowing full well that the peloton was in full flight just behind them and gaining on them all the way to the line.  In the end both would have a leader's jersey for their efforts of the day.  Huffman is now the King of the Mountain and King pulls on the Yellow Jersey of race leader.  You can just see the peloton sprinting a mere 8 seconds behind the winning Richmonder.

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