Sunday, May 28, 2017

Giro, Final Stage: As Fast as Possible

Nairo Quintana (Movistar) was going to have the best time trial of his life if he wanted to keep his Maglia Rosa.  While he did ride one of his best ever, it still wasn't enough to withstand the ride of Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb).  Quintana had done his best to open up as big a gap as possible on the last road stage in hopes of doing enough to hold onto the pink today.  I have enjoyed the racing in this Giro and found it interesting that the final stage was a time trial instead of a road stage.  Normally, the final stage is a promenade with champagne toasts along the way winding up with a made sprint for the fastmen of the sport.  Instead, the Maglia Rosa and the Maglia Bianca wouldn't be decided until the last man crossed the line in Milan.

This is a small watercolors and ink painting measuring just 4"x6" and was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from  This painting and all of my Olympics artwork will be available through my artist website at  To purchase this particular painting just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  It is only $75 USD and international shipping is available.

With the racing of the 100th Giro d'Italia, I am crowd funding my third cycling art book through Kickstarter.  I could use your support in helping this book get made, please consider backing the project here:  This will be just one of the hundred plus paintings that will be included. With Kickstarter, if there is not a 100% funded, no one is charged a dime, and the project recieves 0% funding.