Thursday, May 18, 2017

Giro, Stage 12: Celebrating Together

There is no better symbol that cycling is a team sport than the actions of Team Quickstep as they crossed the line in Reggio Emilia.  As the stage winner and holder of the Maglia Ciclamino jersey, Fernando Gaviria punched the air, his teammate Maximiliano Richeze threw his arms wide in victory as well.  As each Quickstep team member crossed the line in turn, they all held their fists aloft.  A victory for one member to the team is a victory for every member of the team.  Behind Gaviria, Jakub Mareczko (Wilier Triestina) looked at the jumbo screen as he rolled over the line in second place on the day.  Further down the order were Sacha Modolo (UAE Team Emirates) and Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo)

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.