Sunday, March 23, 2014

Spring Classics: Jumping Out of the Pack, Milan-San Remo

It was a cold wet hard day, typical for the Spring Classics, that welcomed the peloton for
Milan-San Remo, at one point the racers were pelted with hail.  None of that dampen the attacking fever of the winner of last year's Giro d'Italia (a race that included snow storms in May), Vincezo Nibali (Astana), as he jumped out of the Cannondale led peloton on the climb of Cipressa.  He may of been expecting some one to join him in the effort, but instead pressed on alone in a long solo effort that came to naught.  This is an original watercolor and ink postcard painted using Yarka St. Petersburg paints and Steve Quiller brushes from Jack Richeson and Company (www.richesonart.com).  In addition this work is available for purchase, along with most of my cycling art postcards, at my artist website, www.greigleach.com.  For this painting you can just follow the direct link at the end of this post.

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