Sunday, May 18, 2014

Giro d'Italia Stage 8: Slipping Off the Back & Out of Pink

Orica GreenEdge and Michael Matthews have already had their most successful Grand Tour thus far into the 2014 Giro d'Italia.  The team one the right to carry the pink jersey on the first stage of the race where it rested on the shoulders of Svein Tufts and it then past  to Micheal Matthews. Were it stayed until the end of Stage 8.  While I am sure he was disappointed not to be able to hang tuff on the big climbs of the Giro, he obviously felt honored to have had this recognition that so very few men in the pro peloton will ever know.  So as the TV moto caught images of him losing contact with the peloton, he smiled and waved to the camera and to his fans through Australia and the world.  This is an original watercolor and ink postcard that is available for purchase through my artist website at  For this particular painting please follow the direct link at the end of this post.  But while you are there, why not take the time to browse around and see all of the art that is on offer?'Italia%202014/2365129---198213/Painting.html#.U3hqSc_D_IU