Thursday, May 14, 2015

Giro Stage 6: Perhaps in Vain

As I have discussed in previous post, it is a very long shot to succeed in a break away.  The odds are even longer on a flat stage like today.  Most of the sprinters have few stages that can honestly expect to contend for victory, so they are not about to let a break away succeed.  So it was perhaps in vain that Eduard Michael Grosu and Alessandro Malauti both riding for Nippo Vini Fantini along with Alan Marangoni (Cannondale Garmin), Marek Rutiewicz (CCC Sprandi) and Marco Bandiera (Androni Giacattoli) rode off the front of the peloton on a stage that was marked as one for the sprinters.

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.  You can find all of their wonderful art supplies at  To purchase this particular painting just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  All of the cycling art sells for only $50 USD and international shipping is available.