Sunday, May 25, 2014

Giro d'Italia Stage 15: Running with the Leaders

Professional cycling is about the only professional sporting event that is open to the public, free.  Fans lined the thousands of kilometers along the open roads of Italy cheering on their favorites and the unknowns alike.  The Italian flag waving tifosi is cheering on Andre Fernando Cardoso (Garmin Sharp) and Adam Hansen (Lotto-Belisol) neither of home are Italian or even on an Italian team.  While most are contend to cheer from a safe distance, other feel the need to run along side as the riders use every ounce of strength they have to climb some of the steepest roads in Europe.  Often they can endangers the cyclists or hamper their efforts to win the race, or survive the climb.  This is an original watercolor and ink postcard measuring 4 inches by 6 inches that is available for purchase through my artist website at  For this particular painting just follow the direct link at the end of this post.'Italia%202014/2369726---198213/Painting.html#.U4K6qs_D_IU