Sunday, October 9, 2016

Doha 2016, Men's TTT: Fast & Precise

Etixx-Quickstep was most eager to reclaim the title of World's Fastest Team back off of the shoulders of BMC.  With the thrice decorated World Time Trial Champion, Tony Martin (Germany) back on form, the team flew through the course like the fine particles of sand that seemed to color the sky.  The team was just staying a fraction of a second faster than the BMC boys behind.  It only remained to see if they could hold off the black and red train behind.

Etixx-Quickstep was one of the teams that had the camelbak waterpacks under their jerseys.  The devices let them take frequent sips of water without having to reach for a waterbottle.  Plus they had the added advantages of keeping a cold bag on their backs against the heat, and the lump of the camelbak should help create and even more aerodynamic profile.  Them the name of the water delivery systems seems particularly suited to the environment of these championships.

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.

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