Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Giro d"italia Stage 5: Climbing for Colombia

With the first Category 3 climb of the Giro, it seems appropriate that it was the Colombian champion, Rubiano Chavez (Team Colombia) that was first to get over the top of the Valico d Serra di San Chirico.  He was joined at the summit by two of the climbers in the eleven man break, Jonathan Monsalve (Neri Sotolo) and Fabian Wegmann (Garmin Sharp).  The climbers were rejoined by the other seven on the descent as they struggled to stay out ahead of the Orica GreenEdge led peloton.  Chavez added to his King of the Mountain point total put still trails Maarten Tjallingii (Belkin Pro Cycling).  This is an original watercolor postcard that is available for purchase at my artist website,  For this particular painting, follow the direct link at the end of this post.'Italia%202014/2363891---198213/Painting.html#.U3Pr-M_D_IU