Fighting to the Line TDU19-20
Sometimes I can be a little prophetic when titling my paintings. It was an aggressive sprint with every sprinter knowing this was their last chance to take a stage win in the 2019 Tour Down Under (tomorrow is the final day, and it is a hill top finish). It was Caleb Ewan getting his first sprint for his new team, Lotto Soudal. However, he was later reliegated to last place after an extended bout of head butting while trying to get Sagan's wheel. That moved Jasper Philipsen (UAE-Team Emirates) into the stage winning position, followed by Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) for second. Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quick Step) is now fifth, with Danny Van Poppel (Jumbo-Visma) - not in sight of this painting - taking the last step of the podium in Strathalbyn.