Monday, February 29, 2016

Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne: Half the Road

In the northern reaches of Europe (and many other places in the world) the winds sweeping across the wide open flat lands can really effect the course of the race.  When the winds come at the riders from one side or the other, the peloton will form echelons (where each following rider is behind and to the side of the preceding cyclists - trying to find the spot in his draft).  Teams will move over to allow only their teammates to be able to find the sweet spot for the draft, leaving those behind to work just that much harder to keep up.  The Belgium team Lotto Soudal knew this tactic all too well, and employed it to perfection today, splitting the peloton apart and ridding themselves of some of the competing sprinters or rival teams.

This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from www.richesonart.com.  This painting and many, many other pieces of cycling art are available 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.

Plus, I have just released my second book, this one entitled, Art of Cycling: Richmond 2015 UCI Road World Championships.  Obviously, it focus on the 2015 Championships that took place here in Richmond, Virginia this past September and includes my paintings and writings on all of the races contested on the very streets that I ride every week.

I am having trouble with loading my artwork on to my website.  Please email me at greigsart@gmail.com if you are interested in purchasing this work, or any of my other Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne paintings.