Friday, May 20, 2016

Tour of California, Stage 5: Driving It Across the Valley

Rather than on the climbs, BMC used the wind swept valley to drive the pace and split the peloton.  With the break up the road, the American team (and reigning Team Time Trail World Champions) saw an opportunity to put some time into those near both Rohan Dennis and Brent Bookwalter.  Or perhaps Taylor Phinney was driving the pace to put Greg Van Avermaet in with a chance to make up for his second place on Stage 3.  Joining the BMC armada was the pink bike riding Kiel Reiinen (Trek-Segafredo).

This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from  This painting and all of my cycling artwork is available, along with my two cycling books (one on the 2014 Tour de France and the other on the 2015 UCI Road World World Championships) on my artist website at  To purchase this particular painting, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  And yes, international shipping is available.  But don't delay, since it is an original work of art, once it is gone, it is gone.