Sunday, February 28, 2016

Omloop Het Nieuwesblad: Lunch as a Group

Omloop Het Nieuwesblad marks the peloton's return to Europe and the cobbles of the North.  As the riders face the cold winds and rough roads of Belgium in late winter, food is an all important factor in providing the energy to complete the 200 kilometers from Ghent all the way back again.  Tucked into the front of the group is Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) proudly wearing his new won Rainbow Jersey of Road World Champion.  Would today be the day that sees the Champion's jersey is the first to cross the line back in Ghent?  It hasn't happen since I was last racing in 1977.

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.  Plus this painting is avialable through my artist website at www.greigleach.com.  Just follow the direct link at the end of this post to purchase your piece of this early spring semi-classic.  International shipping is available.

Then there is my new book of the 2015 Road World Championships entitled, Art of Cycling: Richmond 2015 UCI Road World Championships.  Available world wide and at www.artofcycling.bike.

http://www.greigleach.com/large-multi-view/Spring%20Classics%20/2720032-250-195767/Painting.html#.VtMfVPkrLIU