Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Giro Stage 4: That's Embarrassing

22 seconds after the winner of Stage 4, Davide Formolo (Cannondale Garmin), crossed the line, Simon Clarke (Orica GreenEdge) threw his arms in the air celebrating out sprinting the big GC contenders on his wheel.  Just behind him, Giovanni Visconti (Movistar), reached out an tapped Clarke on the butt letting him know that he hadn't won the stage.  In a post race interview, Clarke said he was overcome with emotion knowing that his sprint meant that he was the new bearer of the Maglia Rosa.  He is correct, Orica GreenEdge has now passed the coveted pink fleece to the third member of the team from Australia.  Sliding in well ahead of most of those left in the Giro d'Italia were Fabio Aru (Astana), Amael Moinard (BMC), and Alberto Contador (Tinkoff Saxo).

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.