Saturday, May 16, 2015

Giro Stage 7: No Time to Celebrate

Most stages end with a happy, triumphant victory salute to the crowds.  However, there are occasions when the sprint is so hotly contested that the victor has no time to raise his arms in celebration.  Diego Ulissi (Lampre Merida) had to content himself with the traditional salute after he had secured the victory.  He just held off Juan Lobato (Movistar) although he did have a bigger advantage over Manuel Belletti (Southeast) and Enrico Battaglin and Sonny Colbrelli both of Baridani-CSF.  I have lost count of how many stages have been taken by an Italian, but they are certainly making a strong showing at their home Tour.

This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from  In addition, this painting and all of my cycling art is available through my artist website at  To purchase this particular painting, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  And yes, international shipping is available.  Do act quickly to get your own piece of the 98th Giro d'Italia.