Monday, May 23, 2016

Women's Tour of California, Stage 3: More Points for the Queen

I guess it makes sense, but it seems odd to hear the climbers referred to as the Queens of the Mountains.  I did notice that the race organizers hadn't bother to make two different sets of climb markers (notice the KOM on the inflatable on the side of the road).  Mara Abbot (Wiggle High5) easliy claimed the maximum points on the hardest climb of the day up and over Harris Grade Road.  Her progress was closely monitor by the Yellow Jersey of Megan Guarnier (Boels Dolmans) and her teammate, Evelyn Stevens (who is in third on the General Classification.)  The climb featured a breath taking view of the Pacific Ocean and an escort from Wonder Woman herself.  That tifosi seemed most appropriate.

This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that was painting using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from Jack Richeson & Company (  This painting along with all of my cycling art, is available through my artist website at  To purchase this particular painting, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  While you are at the website, be sure to check out my two cycling art books, "Book du Tour: Art of the 101st Tour de France" and, "Art of Cycling: Richmond 2015 UCI Road World Championships".

Both Megan Gaurnier and Evelyn Stevens feature in my book on the Richmond 2015 races.