Monday, April 29, 2019

Liege-Bastogne-Liege (LBL): Huddling for Warmth

Liege-Bastogne-Liege is the final of the Spring Monuments, although this year it was more of a winter race than a glorious ride through the Belgium country side in mid Spring.  Although it was not as awful weather as previous editions when snow nearly froze the peloton.  It's a hard decision on a cold rainy day if behind in the peloton out of the wind and in the road spray is better than the alternative out in a break away facing the cold wind on your own.  This early break including Tobias Ludvigsson (Groupama-FDJ), Lilian Calmejane (Direct Energie), Andrea Pasqualon (Wanty-Gobert) and Mathijs Paassochens (Wallonie Bruxelles) decided to split the difference and go as a small group.  I doubt it made much difference, but than there is some comfort in being off the front of the peloton.

This is a small 4x6 inch original watercolor painting that is available though my website at, or you can simply follow the direct link at the end of this post.  Since it is an original it is first come first served.  The painting was created using Yarka St Petersburg watercolors from The work sells for $75 plus shipping. And yes, international shipping is available.

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