Saturday, May 16, 2015

Giro Stage 8: All by Himself

Benat Intxausti (Movistar) caught everyone that had been his companions in the original break away and had the legs to reach the summit all by himself.  Sorry for the reference to "Bridget Jones' Diary."  His victory salute included this gesture to the empty road behind him, a view the camera obligingly shared for all to see the power of the victors legs.  Mikel Landa (Astana) tried hard to catch Intxausti, but was left pounding his handlebars in frustration.  He may have been all the more frustrated due to his team obligation to Fabio Aru.  He had supported his team leader until given the nod to go for the stage once the other contenders had counter all of the moves Aru had in his legs.

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 small family run art supply company that has some of my favorite media.  The painting is also 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.  But don't delay, these are original one of a kind paintings and when it is gone, it is gone.

http://www.greigleach.com/large-view/Giro%20d%20Italia/2555216---184157/Painting.html#.VVf0CyFViko