Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Giro d'Italia Stage 4: Adjustments on the Fly

The mechanics have a hard job, particularly the one who is in the team car.  He needs to be ready to fix anything that may come up along the course and to do it quickly while leaning out of a car at 40-50 kph.  And to do that work on a bike with a rider on it all moving at the same speed.  Here the mechanic for FDJ is trying to adjust the seat of his rider, Jussi Veikkanen, the Finnish National Champion.  I am guessing that the bikes that were raced in Ireland, have yet to arrive in Italy, so micro adjustments had not been worked out for the new bikes the riders mounted at the start in Giovinazzo.  This is an original watercolor and ink postcard that is available for purchase at my artist website, www.greigleach.com.  For this particular painting follow the direct link at the end of this post.