Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Giro d'Italia Stage 10: Racing on a Pancake

After the rest day, the organization decided to give a day to the sprinters and created a stage that was incredible flat.  There is just a tiny ripple at the end of the stage before the peloton will descend into Salsomaggiore.  Adding to the flatness is the relative shortness of the stage, totally only 173 kilometers.  So the big obstacle that the break is dealing with is simply a highway overpass.  The peloton let this two man break go early on with both, Andrea Fedi (Neri Sottoli) and Marco Bandeira (Androni Giacottoli), while having been in several breaks thus far, are over an hour down in the General Classification.  This works well for BMC, because it is the sprinters teams that will have to ride on the front of the peloton.  This is an original watercolor and ink postcard that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from www.richesonart.com.  Also, this painting and in fact all of my cycling art is available for purchase through my artist website at www.greigleach.com.  For this particular painting you can follow the direct link at the end of this post.  But while you are there, why not take the time to browse around at all of the art on offer?

http://www.greigleach.com/large-view/Giro%20d%27Italia%202014/2366633-55-54-198213/Painting/Sports.html#.U3ua7s_D_IU