Sunday, May 25, 2014

Giro d'Italia Stage 14: Grinding Up the Mountain

Stage 14 from Agile to Oropa featured the first big climbs of the Giro, Alpe Noveis was the first Category One climb of the 2014 Giro d'Italia. The stage included four climbs on the day, the final summit was the finishing line in Oropa.  It should prove to be a big day for the General Classification competition as well as a chance to see the pure climbers in action.  The riders formed a 21 man break over the first climb of the day, but it was the climb up Alpe Noveis that began the sort out that everyone expected to see.  The first to push the pace on the climb was Albert Timmer (Giant Shimano) followed by Steven Kruijswijk (Belkin Pro Cycling), Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky) and Manuel Quinziato (BMC), hoping to ride themselves of some of the passengers in the large break away.  This is an original watercolor and ink postcard measure 4" by 6" and is available for purchase through my artist website at  For this particular painting follow the direct link at the end of this post.'Italia%202014/2369370---198213/Painting.html#.U4GCtc_D_IU