Monday, May 29, 2017

Giro, Final Stage: What Can He Do?

"What can he do?" must have been the question on every Italian cycling fans all along the time trial course.  Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida), has ridden a brilliant race but has just come up a few seconds short. In fact he is only holding off Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) by just five seconds, five seconds that would leave the defending Giro champion off of the podium.  Naturally, Nibali wasn't going to let that happen.  As it turned out, despite the expressed statements of the eventual winner of the Giro, Tom Dumoulin, that both Nibali and Quintana would be off of the podium.  Instead, it was Dumoulin on the top step, with Quintana holding his second place and Nibali defending his third place.  At least the podium reception was cordial if not out right friendly.

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.

So this is the final painting of the 100th Giro d'Italia.  I hope you have enjoy this electronic retelling of the story of the race.  And that you will want to support my printed version of this most exciting of Grand Tours.  So the total number of paintings of the racing came to 156 when all was told.