Sunday, May 26, 2013

Giro Day Twenty Two: Drinks for Everyone

It is the final mountain stage of the 2013 Giro d'Italia and snow is playing a role again today.  The snow is falling on the mountain tops forcing RCS Sports, the race organizers, to change the route again today.  For the riders safety, two climbs were removed, more for the danger of descending in snow and icy conditions, but they left the final climb to the finish where it continues to snow heavily upon the waiting tifosis heads.  Somehow it doesn't seem to be dampening the party along the route.  Along with the neutral service cars, there are several motorcycles that carry spare wheels and water bottles for all of the riders, regardless of team.  This is an early stage winner, Adam Hansen having a drink with his fellow break away riders, Yaroslav Popovich, Ermeti and Brutt.  They all hope to spoil the plans of the contenders on the final climb of the Giro.  This is an original watercolor and ink postcard and like all of the other works in this series, it has been created using cake watercolors, brushes and paper from www.richesonart.com.  I highly recommend all of their art making products.  This painting can be yours by visiting my artist website.  Just follow the direct link at the end of this post.

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