Thursday, September 8, 2016

Tour of Britain, Stage 5: With Inches to Spare

So... the formula works, but it didn't work for Amael Moinard (BMC).  He was caught again by three of his four original break away companions inside of the final kilometer.  It was Javier Moreno (Movistar) who launched first, but Jack Bauer (Cannondale-Drapac) who raised his arms in victory at the line in the resort of Bath.  I was wondering if the peloton would get to "take the waters" before resuming the race tomorrow.  Moinard was able to hold on for second on the stage, with Erick Rowsell (Madison Genesis) rounding out the peloton.  All four finished inches ahead of the charging peloton lead home by the Australian sprinter,  Caleb Ewan (Orica-BikeExchange).  If the race had been another 100 meters, I doubt that the break away would have succeed, it was just that close, just as the formula predicted.

This is a small watercolors and ink painting measuring just 4"x6" and was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from www.richesonart.com.  This painting and all of my Olympics artwork will be available through my artist website at www.greigleach.com.  To purchase this particular painting just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  It is only $75 USD and international shipping is available.

http://www.greigleach.com/large-multi-view/Tour%20of%20Britain/2849200-62-189075/PaintingWith%20Inches%20to%20Spare%20ToB36-Greig-Leach.html#.V9H9yZgrLIU