Sunday, March 13, 2016

Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 4: Off on His Own

Today's stage took the riders over the final climb of Montagna di Montefalco twice.  On the first assent, the early break still had 3 minutes on the closing peloton, so Valerio Conti (Lampre Merida) saw his chance to grab some King of the Mountain Points.  Leaving his other three break away companions, he sprinted off to the summit in hopes that he may still be away on the second trip up the climb.  Cycling is a special sport for many reasons, with one being just how close fans can get to their bicycle mounted heroes, and without the price of an admission ticket.

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.

http://www.greigleach.com/large-multi-view/Spring%20Classics%20/2742049-275-195767/Painting.html#.VuWQIvkrLIU