Sunday, April 9, 2017

Paris Roubaix: Peloton & Pave

As the peloton entered the twentieth section of pave, it was Peter Sagan (Bora Hansgrohe) bedecked in his World Champion rainbow jersey that lead the way.  Sagan has learned that being on the front of the group on the pave, makes for a saver ride (and considerably less dusty to boot).  Other riders riding under the banner included, BMC, Katusha, Quickstep and FDJ.  At this point it was mainly the domestiques setting the pace for their team leaders to do the work later in the race.  It feels like absolutely every step of the way has been lined by enthusiastic cycling fans from all over Europe out on a sunny day to see their favorite riders.

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.