Friday, March 11, 2016

Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 3: On Country Roads

I know some people who watch cycling on television more as a travelogue than as a sporting event.  This race from sea to sea in the early spring certain has its share of geographic beauty, although I don't think this quartet had much energy left for enjoying the view.  By this point in the stage, the peloton had peg Adrian Honkisz (CCC Sprandi), Domingos Goncalves (Caja Rural), Davide Villella (Cannondale), and Giorgio Cecchinel (Androni Giocattoli) at a manageable 3 minutes.  With 45 kilometer left of the 176 kilometer stage, there was plenty of time to reel the escapees back into the peloton.

This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that was created live using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from  This painting is available through my artist website at, just follow the direct link at the end of this post to get your piece of Tirreno-Adriatico.

Plus be sure to discover my new book, "Art of Cycling: Richmond 2015 UCI Road World Championships".  You can purchase it online at or ask for it at your local bookstore.