Monday, March 21, 2016

Milano-San Remo: Looking Them Over


Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data) looked over his shoulder to get a feel of who was behind him, and how they may sprint.  Boasson Hagen had gone of the front with a small group that included Greg Van Avermaet (BMC), Fernando Gaviria Rendon (Etixx Quickstep) and had hoped they would stay away.  They had already sped pass Ian Stannard (Team Sky) and Giovanni Visconti (Movistar), so he was right to be full of hope for the race.  He may well have lost that feeling of hope seeing the peloton coming up behind with just 500 meters left to the line.

Unfortunately for Gaviria Rendon, he went down just after I painted this image, ruining his chances for a win in San Remo.

This is a small original watercolor that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watecolors and Steve Quiller brushes from www.richesonart.com.  In addition, the painting is available through my artist website at www.greigleach.com.  The painting is available for sale and can be found by following the direct link at the end of this post.

Be sure to check out my newest cycling book, Art of Cycling: Richmond 2015 UCI Road World Championships.  The book is available through your favorite book seller worldwide or at my publishers website, www.artofcycling.bike.

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