Monday, May 22, 2017

Giro, Stage 14: Leading the Race

As the climb leveled out with just over a half of a kilometer left to race, it was the Maglia Rosa of Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) who lead the race on the road and on the general classification, who brought them home.  Tucked onto the Dutchman's wheel was the improving Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin) followed by the captured Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and Mikel Landa (Sky).  Dumoulin went on to win the stage, increasing his lead on everyone.  He finished 13 seconds ahead of Quintana and got a 10 second time bonus to boot.  It is beginning to look like he will be unbeatable in this the 100th Giro d'Italia.  And Italy is still looking for the first Italian to take a stage.

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.

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