Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Giro Stage 5: Thank Heaven!

Jens Voigt has been asked why he would always get into a break away when they have such a slim chance of succeeding.  His response is almost as well know as his mantra, "Shut Up Legs."  He answered, "If you go in the break you have maybe a 10% chance of winning, if you don't, you have a 0% chance."  Today, it was Jan Polanc (Lampre Merida) who took the chance and beat the odds.  His celebration seemed to show both disbelief and pure joy.  The celebration was watched with a rather dispassionate gaze from the race director standing through the roof as Polanc crossed the summit to claim victory in a stage of the Giro.

This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from Jack Richeson & Company, www.richesonart.com.  They are a small family run art supply company located in the upper midwest of the United States.  This painting is available for purchase through my artist website at www.greigleach.com for only $50 USD.  And yes, international shipping is available.  To buy this particular painting, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.

http://www.greigleach.com/large-view/Giro%20d%20Italia/2553668---184157/Painting.html#.VVQGyiFViko