The Cat Amongst the Pidgeons
Frank Schleck's first attempt at an attack was pulled back but he simply jumped again this time joined by Simon Spilak (Katusha). The pair came off of the final climb of Paris Nice at full speed hitting the streets of Nice with 10 seconds on the peloton. The titled of this painting is a quote from the commentators on www.cycling.tv, Marty MacDonald and Brian Smith, as they described the attack by Spilak who was only 40 seconds down on GC. Even with that incentive to catch the pair, it was a hard chase to pull this pair back before the finish line.