Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Volta Catalunya Stage 2: A Wet Day Out

When I think of Catalunya and Spain, I think of heat, sun and dry weather, not so for stage 2 of the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya.  The riders spent 168 kilometers in cold rain, sometimes heavy sometimes a mere mist, but always spraying up from the wheels of the tires in front of them.  A group of six got away early including two of the wild card teams, these are two of the riders from CCC Polstat Polkowice, Tomasz Marczynski and Marek Rutkiewicz.  They are joined in this painting by Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) and the others in the break included; Maxim Belkov (Katusha), Michael Koch (Cannondale) and Jerome Baugnies (Wanty-Groupe Gobert).  This is an original watercolor and ink postcard that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from www.richesonart.com  In addition this painting and all of my cycling art is available through my artist website at www.greigleach.com.  For this particular painting, you can just follow the direct link at the end of this post.