Sunday, May 28, 2017

Giro, Final Stage: His Turn

It was widely expected, but that didn't make Tom Dumoulin's (Team Sunweb) ride any less exciting.  The Dutch National Time Trial Champion knew he had to pull back 51 seconds on Nairo Quintana (Movistar) to claim the final Maglia Rosa.  He could take comfort in knowing that he had first taken the jersey off of the shoulders of the Colombian in the first individual time trial.  As he rounded this corner, he knew that he had already come two seconds to the good.  So he also knew that he would be the first Dutchman to win a Grand Tour in decades.  Chapeau, for a race well ridden!

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.