Sunday, April 2, 2017

Ronde van Vlaanderen: Having Problems

Bike racing takes great skill, training, and determination, but most of all it seems to take a good bit of luck as well.  And luck was not what Tom Boonen (Quickstep) found at the bottom of the Oude Kruisberg.  Instead he was plaqued by a jammed chain and perhaps a broken derailleur to boot.  As he tried to fix it on his own, he was photographed by the cameraman on the back of the motorcycle, the TV cameras and every fan behind the ropes lining the climb.  With so many strong riders climbing away from the base of the climb, it was unlikely that he would see the front of the race again today.

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.

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