Monday, March 14, 2016

Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 5: Who Is That?

With a small, but powerful group up the road, the peloton set off in hot pursuit.  The sprinters had pulled a sneaky move, after getting a gap going for the intermediate sprint, they kept riding (usually, they will sit up and wait for the peloton to come back together).  The Eritrean National Champion, Natnael Berhane (Dimension Data) gave chase, hoping to set up another victory for the team.  He had FDJ on his wheel.  The men from FDJ looked over to see who in pale blue had jumped out from the group.  The tricolore of the Italian colors should have told them that Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) had seen the danger of letting those up the road get too much of a lead.

This is a small original watercolor and ink painting that was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watecolors and Steve Quiller brushes both from  In addition, this painting is available from my artist website at  To purchase this original work of art, just follow the direct link at the end of this post.

Plus, please be sure to check out my newest book, Art of Cycling: Richmond 2015 UCI Road World Championships.  The book is complied from my live paintings of the 2015 Championships here in my hometown of Richmond, Virginia along with my blogposts serving as the rough draft for the text of the book.