Saturday, May 11, 2013

Giro Day Seven: Miss the Turn, Meet the Fans

Poor Emanuele Selle, he had a perfect day going until he locked up his rear wheel going into a corner on a very fast descent.  Cycling is on of the only international sports where fans have close access to the atheletes, for these fans it got a little to close.  The  police discovered that you need to look at the racers as well as the crowd.  He did jump up and kept racing.  To confound his day, he did fall again, and he did get back up, but that was the end of his being out ahead of the peleton.  This is an original watercolor and ink postcard that is available for sale.  Just follow the link at the end of this post to purchase the work directly from my artist website. 

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