Friday, May 20, 2016

Tour of California, Stage 5: A Little Dig

The problem with a big break away is that there tends to be too many passengers and not enough drivers.  Toms Skujins (Cannondale) jumped out of the group on the climb up to the Kirkwood Summit the only one to respond was the Canadian, Adam De Vos (Rally Cycling).  The duo seemed to have a brief conversation on their way to the summit.  Apparently a deal was made because Skujins backed off the pace just before the summit letting De Vos claim the maximum points at the top of the climb.  Unexpectedly, the pair continued to press their advantage on the descent, building up a quick 40 seconds on their erstwhile companions.

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.