Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Giro Stage 4: Holding Them Off

Most everyone was surprised to see the young Italian, Davide Formolo (Cannondale Garmin), hold off some very experience riders on the final climb of Stage 4 into Le Spezia.  Apparently, he proved his abilities last year when he finished just behind Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) in the Italian National Road Racing Championships.  Spoiler alert, Formolo kept the entire peloton at bay taking a solo victory on the streets of Le Spezia 22 seconds ahead of the head of the rest of the field.  Behind Formolo, you can see one of the neutral service vehicles sponsored by Vittoria.  Vittoria is a very familiar logo having donned many of the tires on my road bikes over the years.

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.  They are a lovely family run business that has incredible art supplies for professionals and hobbyist alike.  In addition, this painting (and all of my cycling art) is available for purchase through my artist website at www.greigleach.com.  To purchase this particular painting, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  And, yes, international shipping is available.

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