Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Giro Stage 16: Tifosi
Many cycling fans will spend the night to ensure a great position on the monumental climbs of the Grand Tours. Unfortunately, there isn't much to do while they wait but drink. So when the struggling racers arrive, the tifosi can be more of a hindrance than an encouragement as they run alongside in oft bizarre costumes, screaming in the ears of those on the limit of their abilities. Other fans more interested in the photo op than the racers' being able to have a clear path, will jump into the road after the escorting motorcycles pass and snap pictures and selfies. It may be a souvenir of the race, but it can also be a souvenir of their own arrogance or stupidity.
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.