Sunday, October 2, 2016

Il Lombardia Catching Then at the Line

Diego Rosa (Astana) had launched yet another attack with just a couple hundred meters to race, it looked like he had both Columbians beat.  But alas, it was Johan Esteban Chaves (Orica-BikeExchange) who was able to launch his sprint from the back of the threesome and just nip Rosa at the line.  Chaves' victory was the first for any Columbian in the Il Lombardia.  Rosa held on for second, which given all of the work he had done earlier was rather impressive.  The race commentators were sure it would be Rigoberto Uran (Cannondale-Drapac) who would out sprint the other two, but he seemed not to have the legs and took third on the day.

This is the final race I will paint before the UCI Road World Championships in Doha, Qatar.  I may follow that up with Paris Tours, but that will be it until 2017.

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  This painting and all of my Olympics artwork will be available through my artist website at  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.