Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Giro Stage 16: Across the Valley Floor

As the peloton descended from the eventual finishing town of Aprica it split into several smaller groups.  Most importantly, this group containing Alberto Contador (Tinkoff Saxo) was falling behind two main groups ahead that contained most of his rivals.  Tacked onto the back of the Contador group is the Finnish National Champion, Jussi Veikkanen (FDJ).

The men in spandex were far to concerned with the events on the road to take in the near breath taking views.  Instead they were pitted in a breath ravaging scramble to catch up with those leading on the road.  On a side note, the course of the Giro d'Italia is marked out with the arrows on a pink field like the one this group is racing pass.  Most times, the fans lining the sides of the road make it virtually impossible to make a wrong turn.

This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from Jack Richeson and Company, www.richesonart.com.  The 4"x6" painting is available from my artist website at www.greigleach.com.  To purchase this particular art work for $50 USD, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  And yes, international shipping is available.