Friday, May 23, 2014

Giro d'Italia Stage 13: What's the Gap?

As des rigeur for a stage of the Giro d'Italia, the day had a six man break get out in front of the peloton.  One of the services provided to the riders is information on the time gabs between each of the groups on the road.  This is achieved in a rather simplistic manner.  The motorcycle will start a stop watch on the front group then stop and wait for the peloton to arrive.  Once he stops the watch, he speeds back up to the break away, with his passenger writing the information on a chalkboard which he then holds aloft for the cyclist to see.  At this point, the break had 2 minutes and 15 seconds on those behind.  This is an original watercolor and ink postcard measuring 4"x6" and was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from  This painting (and all of my cycling art) is available for purchase at my artist website,  For this particular painting, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.'Italia%202014/2368845---198213/Painting.html#.U3_hRs_D_IU