Sunday, May 18, 2014

Giro d'Italia Stage 9: Maglia Rosa

Cadel Evans (BMC) may think he got into the Maglia Rosa a little too early in the Giro, but he showed no signs of wanting to led it go onto the shoulders of anyone else.  As the peloton crested the biggest climb of the stage about 40 kilometers from the finish line, he brought his team to the front to tear down the rather beautiful but technical descent.  It was a good chance to show why he was a World Cup mountain biker before making the switch to road racing.  So for those along the side of the road, they got to see a very, very brief flash of pink as he was hitting speeds of 70 kph on the straight ways that connected the hair pin turns on the back side of Sant Antonio.  His descending but some rather large gaps in the peloton, that left some rivals scrambling to get back on across the valley floor.  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.'Italia%202014/2365395---198213/Painting.html#.U3kZ7s_D_IU