Sunday, March 13, 2016

Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 4: Marking the Attackers

One of the many team tactics in a stage race is for teammates of the protected riders (or of high place riders on the GC) is to chase down threatening break aways or attacks.  So when Mirko Selvaggi (Androni-Giocattoli) looked over his shoulder to check his gap on the peloton, he found Jakob Fulgsang (Astana) on his wheel.  The duo was swiftly joined by Peter Kennaugh (Sky) and Steve Cummings (Dimension Data).  All but Selvaggi were riding in support of teammates either to protect their general classification position or for their stage victory aspirations.

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 most of my cycling art, is 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, be sure to check out my newest book, "Art of Cycling: Richmond 2015 UCI Road World Championships" a complete telling of the 2015 Worlds through art and word painted live as the racing happened on the streets of my home town.

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