Saturday, September 23, 2017

Bergen 2017, U23 Road Race, Wet & Hydrated

Today marked the end of the time trials and the first day of road racing.  It also marked the end of summer and the start of the cold, wet, dreary days of autumn.  While there as been some intermittant showers this week, today was the first day of sustained rain combined with temperatures in the mid 50's.  Awet Hastom Tekle (Eritrea) was making sure he had enough fluids in him, and with his rain coat he was also trying to keep the fluids off of himself as well.  Tekle was in the early break of the day along with Atsushi Oka (Japan), Gustav Hoog (Sweden) and Vasili Strokau (Belarus).  The quintet build up about a two minute lead on the peloton in the early going, but the fireworks were about to start behind, even though there was still another 168 kilometers to race.

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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