Saturday, May 6, 2017

Giro, Stage 1: Prying Open a Gap

Every team has a designated lead out train designed to deliver their sprinter to the line and the victory.  Bora Hansgrohe has a lot of experience delivering their marquee sprinter, Peter Sagan, to the line quite successfully.  It seems that today, that Lukas Postlberger normally charged with riding for others just went a little too fast as he went under the one kilometer to go banner.  Postlberger looked over his shoulder to see he had a gap on the peloton and thought, "What the hell, I might as well go for it."  I wonder what the other lead out trains were thinking letting Postlberger go.

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 www.richesonart.com.  This painting and all of my Olympics artwork will be 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.  It is only $75 USD and international shipping is available.

With the start of the Giro d'Italia, I am crowd funding my third cycling art book through Kickstarter.  I could use your support in making this book get made, please consider supporting the project here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1335072134/art-of-cycling-100th-giro-ditalia.  This will be just one of the hundred plus paintings that will be included.

http://www.greigleach.com/large-multi-view/100th-Giro-dItalia/2962541-6-235247/PaintingPrying-Open-a-Gap-G17-6.html