Sunday, June 12, 2016

Dauphine, Final Stage: Thumbs Up!

When asked about the oft ill fated break aways, Jens Voigt responded, "If you go in the break you have about a 10% chance of winning, if you don't go it is 0%."  Stephen Cummings (Dimension Data) was all smiles and celebratory gestures as his gamble paid off.  Cummings knew that all of the GC contenders would be busy watching each other, and their teams would be working to secure on improve their leaders positions.  Likewise the stage was far to lumpy for any sprinters to use their teams to chase down any break aways, so it was a perfect stage to go for a long solo effort.  And boy, oh boy, was his effort a long one, he went off the front on his own with just over 50 kilometers left to race!  In the end, he finished just under four minutes ahead of those who wanted to stand on the final podium.

This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that was created 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  While you are on the site, be sure to check out my other works of art and my two cycling books.  To purchase this particular painting, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  Bear in mind that this is a one of a kind original and once it is gone, it is gone.

Be sure to check out my second cycling art book, Art of Cycling: Richmond 2015 UCI Road World Championships, available online or through your local book seller.